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
This Chilterns village has one of the most remarkable stories I have ever heard. And the most sensational 16th century murals in the country. Extremely rare and of national importance, these Pre-Reformation Catholic paintings, were hidden behind a sheet of course hand-woven linen until they were discovered by Arthur Lindley in 1953. Continue reading No. 132 Piccotts End. A cautionary tale of why it’s not a good idea to smoke in bed.
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