Christmas Common

11th December There's a pithy C S Lewis quote (from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) that I love ... 'Always Winter but never Christmas' Hope's an essential component of being human, particularly relevant at this time of year. Time to go where it's always Christmas! No one seems to know how Christmas Common … Continue reading Christmas Common


26th November It turns out that Little Gaddesden has more than it's fair share of the rich and famous; Motty (John Motson), Mark Webber, Luther Blissett, Tim Sherwood, Adrian Scarborough, Roger Bolton, Fiona Bruce and Ronnie Wood all live here...not bad for tiny village hidden away at the back end of Hemel and Berkhamsted. That … Continue reading Nettleden

Little Gaddesden

13th November Little Gaddesden  is a quintessentially English village with a village green, village hall and, this morning, a small huddle of people around the war memorial for the annual act of remembrance. Not much has changed round here in generations. Starting out late morning we leave the Bridgewater Arms to walk north to Ringshall … Continue reading Little Gaddesden

Clayton Windmills

8th October Weekends are busy and we're squeezing walking around everything else. Today we are in Brighton catching up with both Hannah & David so we leave early, hoping to complete a walk on the Downs before lunch. Yet another outing for our National Trust Membership as we park up on Ditchling Beacon (£6 saved … Continue reading Clayton Windmills