Bluebell Time

Greys Court, near Henley, is ablaze with bluebells right now. And it’s spring – my favourite season. Except when it rains – as it’s been doing for the last few days. We’ve just driven home in the driving rain from a lovely lunch with Joanne who lives in the Cotswolds. Heavy April showers interspersed with […]

Springtime at The Vyne

Yesterday we took a trip to The Vyne in Hampshire. Standing on medieval foundations it’s only a fragment of a much larger Tudor house, which was created in the early 16th century from a number of free-standing medieval buildings by William, 1st Lord Sandys – Henry VIII’s Lord Chamberlain, who died in 1540. Here’s one […]

Family Days

Last Sunday the Mundy family congregated at Val’s house for our traditional Easter get together. There were seventeen of us this year – we missed Louisa and her family as they are away sunning themselves in Florida. The Maltsters Arms in Greys, near Henley was our lunchtime venue. It was Val’s first outing after her […]

Hold the front page

Fame at last! It seems my painting of a Spitfire flying over Henley has proved popular locally. So much so that the Henley Standard decided to feature it on the front page of last week’s issue. Have you ever tried to import wood into Australia? I once wanted to exhibit miniatures painted on vellum at […]