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25 11, 2015

Help our Hedgehogs


Hedgehogs need our help to thrive!

It’s hard not to love a hedgehog. Their eyes are bright and black, like two currants, with a dear and pointy face with shiny nose at the end, small feet and legs that lift up and run like a hovercraft on the move; a compact little body with a prickly […]

Help our Hedgehogs2016-11-08T16:57:54+00:00
30 09, 2015

Aristocratic Outings & Village Landmarks


“I hope you know that really smart people sleep in separate bedrooms” quote from Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey, written by Julian Fellowes

Places and properties steeped in history, all naturally lit with a special light; landscapes with impossibly gorgeous views, streams and rivers that sparkle, market towns and historical cities that bustle and brim over […]

Aristocratic Outings & Village Landmarks2016-03-22T18:12:56+00:00
30 08, 2015

Four Fabulous Festivals….including a Circus!


Four Fabulous Festivals….including a Circus!

Giffords Circus Big Top

We just love festivals and events here in the Cotswolds. High summer in July and August is a perfect time to throw a few essentials into a bag, throw cares to the wind and book some time out and […]

Four Fabulous Festivals….including a Circus!2017-04-30T20:34:01+01:00
29 07, 2015

Turn July into Jam!


Turn July into Jam!

There is something downright pleasurable about staying somewhere new, taking time to have breakfast or afternoon tea, and spooning a thick jam or conserve, gleaming with summer fruit onto hot buttered toast, warm pancakes, or scones.

Homemade jams remind us and take us back to […]

Turn July into Jam!2016-11-08T16:57:54+00:00
28 04, 2015

April, Art & Asparagus



“When April scatters charms of primrose gold, Among the copper leaves in thickets old, And singing skylarks from the meadows rise, To twinkle like black stars in sunny skies….” Poet William Henry Davies

April arrived cheerily with gentle colour in gardens, fields, along river banks, […]

April, Art & Asparagus2016-11-08T16:57:55+00:00
28 02, 2015

Primroses & Pies


cotswold sheep

February always tends to bring a frisson of something to come.  Trees are beginning to sway a little and wake from an enforced winter break. Garden birds and others are hopping and flying about with purpose. Fresh root vegetables are jostling for position in […]

Primroses & Pies2016-11-08T16:57:55+00:00
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