Friday, January 19, 2018
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Iris Crowfoot – In at a trot and out at a gallop: floating a...

When I visited Itchen Stoke Mill Farm a few weeks ago, the trees had lost their leaves but the River Itchen still sparkled in...

The Robin – our smallest bird of ‘pray’?

You might expect to hear sublime singing in a cathedral, but last Christmas I was surprised to hear the melodious notes of a robin...

Jane’s Kitchen – Turkey Royale

At this time of year we are bombarded with ideas, recipes and instructions on how to prepare and serve the festive bird. Here is a recipe...

Susie & Peter, Masters of Wine

Susie Barrie and Peter Richards aren’t your average married couple. For starters, they’re both Masters of Wine – a rare and highly sought-after qualification...

In Memoriam – Adonis Annua

There was once a plant. Not showy like many of our garden flowers, but nevertheless pretty enough that, back in the day when it...

Friends with Benefits

I still remember the excitement at a friend’s engagement. We believed in life- long love, in romance. But as time went on, something else...

Sausage Plait

This has been a favourite inclusion at our harvest festival lunch for some years now. It can be served hot or cold or if...

The King of the River

I didn’t expect to see a kingfisher in the Abbey Gardens. But here it is, close to King Alfred’s statue in bustling Winchester. Admittedly,...

Hampshire Ramblings – What is Hampshire

I remember my mother’s atlas, with a cover the colour of a Rich Tea biscuit – from the 1930s – when Britain had an...

Alresford’s Slippery Customers

Every autumn, when the moon is at its darkest, there’s a stirring on the bottom of Old Alresford Pond. The eels have got the...