My mum would have been 100 this year, though she made 92 and saved our country. My dad only made 62 but he saved the country too. My mum was only 19 when she signed on for the duration of WW2 in the ATS. My dad was 3 years older in 1939 and had already … Continue reading Where were YOU on VE anniversary day?
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