Buried treasure

Our next door neighbour has been digging out a new flower bed in his very pretty cottage garden. His house used to be a warehouse and stables before it was converted to a dwelling, and it’s obvious that his garden must have been the junk heap judging by the things he’s been discovering. These included … More Buried treasure

Taking flight

The Library of Rejected Beauty is one of those wonderful ideas that only comes along occasionally, but once it does you wonder that nobody thought of it before. Basically, it’s an online magazine dedicated to taking only those stories that have been rejected elsewhere, but which are still valid works in their own right. On … More Taking flight

Time Team returns

I’ve just heard some excellent news (and let’s face it, we could all do with some of that at the moment!) courtesy of this piece in the Banbury Guardian. After far too long off our TV screens, the archaeology show Time Team is back this year and included on the menu is a vast Roman … More Time Team returns

Watery Reward

You’ll have noticed I haven’t been posting much about trips out lately. There’s a good reason for that – thanks to the latest lockdown, we haven’t been allowed to make any. However, yesterday we had an errand to run in the neighbouring town of Ambleside, and while we were there it made sense to combine … More Watery Reward