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…a year in the country and a magnificent rainbow to celebrate….

….I can’t quite believe that it is has been a whole year since we packed our bags and travelled 3 and a half hours west from London Town to Ludlow.  The day we arrived at Hillpike last August was truly … Continue reading

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…provencing, gardening and a bit of a water crisis really…

…having spent a week prancing through Provence, I have returned full of high spirits and a ridiculous enthusiam for all things Provencal  – goats cheese, wine, beautiful roses, astonishingly good bread, pale blue shutters, fields of lavender, beautifully aged antiques and billowing … Continue reading

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…chickery chick, cha laa cha laa…

…our feathery friends have finally arrived, and they have been pecking around their Hillpike residence – resplendent with bunting – for two weeks.  Despite my fears that the dogs may eat them, or that they might be terribly hard work, … Continue reading

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…wild guinea fowl, fowlish hard work, magic mushrooms, and not much else…

…a balmy spring walk with my boy, my brother and his girl, led us not only to a carpet of snowdrops interspersed with rather magical and terrifying fungi… …but also to a rasp of wild guinea fowl.  At first I … Continue reading

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