Village News 2016-11-08T16:57:54+00:00

Our blog takes time out to visit all sorts of places, people and things that make up village life and home in the Cotswolds.

Four Special Gardens

Four Special Gardens “And a bird overhead sang Follow, and a bird to the right sang Here; and the arch of the leaves was hollow, and the meaning of May was clear”  by Algernon Charles Swinburne May is a month with pencil marks in the diary for village events, pub lunches, and the sheer pleasure of [...]

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, roads and village lanes and appeared between the cracks of [...]

Primroses & Pies

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 baskets and boxes outside farm shops and local markets along with pots [...]

A new year & hares are dancing!

JANUARY A new year, a new day! A trip out on a blue Dawes bicycle on a crisp and bright January morning for a gentle tour around some villages close by. Every season in the Cotswolds is just lovely - you don't need an excuse to visit, just arrive with gloves, scarf, warm socks and preferably a cosy [...]