Early mornings have become prime time for our daily walk together as we ensure social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. At 7.00am there’s usually not another soul in sight and we have been very lucky in recent days with little or no cloud and reasonable temperatures. I do a couple of miles around the … Continue reading A Morning Walk With A Barn Owl
It was a beautiful sunny day in the English Cotswolds yesterday, a 3.5 miles walk early morning, followed by a cuppa of my favourite tea reading a book in a sunny spot in the garden. The only (minor) problem was feeling like I was halfway up a Himalayan peak again ...... semi knackered and bloody … Continue reading Keep Calm & Carry On ……… again!
We live in a small English village in the Cotswolds, and we have the River Thames running alongside. We are only about 10 miles or so away from the source of the Thames and when it rains heavily it takes about two days for the river to swell from the upriver water to reach us. … Continue reading Floods on Friday
English wines are on the rise ... from a quality viewpoint and in the marketplace. In 2017 Winbirri from Norfolk won one of the Platinum medals at the Decanter World Wine Awards for its Bacchus 2015, Taittinger has bought Domaine Evremond in Kent, and Nyetimber beats Champagnes in the Paris blind tasting event! And all … Continue reading The Two Doctors Wine Awards 2018: #4 England
Our most recent wine travel and wine tasting took us less than 7 miles from our Cotswolds home, and for the first few miles we speculated that this was an April Fool joke and that we’d lost track of time again in our old age! The visit was prompted by a BT/Openreach engineer who, fixing … Continue reading “Think local, drink local”