A Step Back in Time

Last Sunday we took a trip down memory lane and visited a really fascinating recreation of life as it was during my childhood. Val, my young friend and I were paying a visit to Milestones – a collection of shops, buildings and vintage vehicles all under one roof near Basingstoke. As we entered the museum […]


Children don’t seem to write thank you letters as much as they used to, but I thought I’d reproduce one that I received the other day from my great niece Kate. She’s eight and has ambitions to be an author/illustrator. This came in the post the other day.  She’s also a very polite little girl […]

The Winter Walk

We visited Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge the other day. It was the coldest day of the year and everything was encrusted with a hard white frost.  Lord Fairhaven bought Anglesey unseen at an auction when he was thirty years old. The son of a wealthy oil family. A community of Augustinian canons built a priory […]