I’m a regular at my local village festival, and after writing about the 2013 and 2014 events, I went along last Saturday to the Heart of the Forest Festival 2015 to see what was going on. The festival takes place in the Leicestershire village of Measham in the middle of the National Forest, hence the […]
It normally is not that unusual to have the first hints of the arrival of spring by mid February in the UK, but the apparently constant storms and rains that have marked the first couple of months of 2014 have meant that this has been a more unusual and noteworthy event. I took Berta for […]
Unusually for her, my dog Berta was up as the sun was rising this morning, and I took her for a walk first thing here at home in the National Forest. It was rather pleasant, so I thought that I would share a few photos of the sun rising.
Lovely sunrise in the National Forest this morning as I headed off…
I mentioned previously about some of the great sites from various parts of our history that are managed by English Heritage, and among these is Ashby de la Zouch castle. As the name suggests, the town has a Norman connection, with the castle dating back to a 12th Century fortified manor house, which was extended […]
I was lucky enough to attend the Heart of the Forest festival in Measham, Leicestershire on the 22nd June 2013, and among the –very many – events that were happening during the day were two performances by the MSI, or Moto-Stunts International, team. The team, if you have not heard of them, were formed back […]
Yesterday saw my dog Berta’s first dog show, which was all in all a rather odd occasion. It was a charity event, run by Glebe Von Wood, the very nice boarding kennels where Berta stays if we are both away from home for a day or two, and Hicks Lodge, the National Forest Cycling Centre. […]