It's 8am as we pull into the car park at Startop's End, squeezed between the reservoir and the canal. We are squeezing things in this weekend, ourselves. David is due back at lunchtime to watch the Spurs game and this is our only chance for a walk. It has to be short and local. In no time we reach the Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union. A narrow and also straight canal, the original intention was to connect up with the Thames but money ran out and railways arrived...

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