The weight of history is upon Jon Tyler’s broad shoulders as one of the last producers of watercress in the … Continue reading Tools of the Trade
I wonder how many of the declarations of love carved on the beechwood tree trunks, still hold true today? Anonymous initials, … Continue reading Sharpenhoe Clappers: what’s in a name?
We stop to tickle the horses’ noses and listen to the birdsong along the valley before cutting up to walk back through the chocolate box hamlet of Latimer and the extraordinary Boer War memorials on the green that hints of battles fought and lost in a far-off land and a horse’s heart buried in Latimer. Continue reading The Charming Chess Valley
Forget M&S orchids, manicured to within an inch of their pampered lives and head instead to the nearest Chilterns summer … Continue reading Simple Orchids. Simply Beautiful
It is the landscape that ultimately decides what is built or cultivated nearby, which industries thrive or die, or how secure a settlement is. Continue reading Chenies Manor
Forget the Taj Mahal, Tutankhamen’s Tomb or even Tower Bridge: all grand in their own right, statements of wealth, status, … Continue reading When a man is tired of London, he should head to Highgate Cemetery
The more I explore of my local area, the more I understand what it means to live and work here. Like … Continue reading A brilliant cultural tapestry