“Don’t go near the taxi drivers!” screamed the guidebook, “they’re rude and aggressive”. Not so, our non-Uber Uber driver, who … Continue reading A beautiful beach, birds and tolling bells
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?
Drinking before lunchtime is not without risk; needing a loo whilst out on the trail, not finding the trail, or … Continue reading Tastes of the Chess Valley
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
Meet the vintner who reaches deep into the South African soil and history, who like a good wine, has blended … Continue reading The Vintner with Rocks in his Pockets
Today is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme Continue reading In Chiltern Fields