It’s a Blue, Blue World Today

I’ve just come back from a truly magical walk in the bluebell woods at Greys Court in Henley. Sir Felix Brunner, who owned and lived in Greys Court until his death some years ago, loved to walk in these woods at bluebell time – at any time, in fact. Now that the National Trust has […]

River Life

The pair of swans who’ve made their nest at the bottom of our garden have now produced ten eggs. I’ve been trying to persuade the pen to lift up and show me her eggs for some time so I can make a little video, but she won’t cooperate. And as for the cob – he […]

The Hollow Tree

Could I have become a secret agent?I mentioned to one of my most faithful blog followers recently that I had written a few books on miniature painting and would like to give her a couple of copies. But as I’ve never met her, or heard her voice – we communicate by Skype chat or email […]

Easter Happenings

Greys Court in Henley is a Tudor Manor with 14th Century fortifications. It opened its gardens to the public this week, so after picking up Gisel in Reigate and lunching at the Orangery in Phyllis Court, we spent a very pleasant time wandering around the gardens at Greys Court.She was intrigued with the 16th Century […]

Devon, Glorious Devon

Old Totnes Joanna, my old friend who lives in Vienna, decided to celebrate her birthday this year at Totnes in Devon. I was invited to her party, so booked a comfortable seat on First Great Western last Thursday. What a beautiful day that was. Half an hour out of Reading a tiny little canal meandered […]