Carbon Living

October 9, 2009

I have just signed up to the Guardian 10/10 campaign – to personally reduce my carbon footprint by 10% by next September. I felt pretty smug about rarely using a tumble drier – in the country we just hang our […]

The Cotswolds

May 4, 2009

The Cotswolds begin at Burford. For me there is nothing better than the moment on the long straight drive west from London, when I turn right down the steep hill into the village and see the yellow face of the […]

My Week

September 9, 2008

This week is jam making week. I don’t like making jam but I like eating it. The Cotswold hedges are black with berries, so some good has come out of the rain. Sunday belongs to  my god-children, three buckets, and […]

Country Life

July 10, 2004

I was in a tearing hurry to get to Charlbury station for the London train, but Sister George wanted to go in the other direction towards Hereford. Sister George is my 1967 Landrover, and anyone who has this Series 11 […]