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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Harbingers of Spring

January is drawing to a close and we’re already enjoying some harbingers of spring. We have dozens of blooms poking up in our back garden, and today’s cheery sunshine is warming my soul. Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace; throws out…

28 Jan 2016

2016 Swedish Labyrinth Pilgrimage

Regular readers will remember my posts about our 2015 Swedish Labyrinth Tour, and we are now working hard on plans for returning in 2016. Once again, we’ll be working with Lars Howlett from Discover Labyrinths, and this year we’ll also be…

22 Jan 2016

The Church on the Hill

St. Peter’s Church in Thundersley always looks disappointingly modern to me, but it is actually quite old and definitely stands on ground that has been holy since ancient times. The original church, dedicated to St. Michael, was built in 1120,…

16 Jan 2016

Fearsome You Are…

Clearly, there’s more going on here than meets the eye. For one thing, the meeting is taking place in sunshine. In January. In Essex. Secondly, there were no children present when this happened, just two grown up women having tea…

12 Jan 2016

Winter Gardens

Our wildlife-friendly back garden is the reason we have so many guests at this time of year. It is a wild garden… it may never win any awards from Gardener’s World, but our local critters seem to appreciate Jeff’s attentiveness…

11 Jan 2016

Morning Visitor

Sometimes, if you don’t go out into the world, the world comes to you. This little lady, a hawfinch, showed up in our garden this morning, much to Jeff’s delight — he’s convinced that he’s the first birder to find one…

06 Jan 2016

Canewdon

My energy is coming back slowly…. but before I start in with new walks and adventures, I want to finish telling you about our New Year’s Day outing. Once the swans were fed (and Lucy was coaxed back into good humour…

04 Jan 2016

Greeting 2016

New Year’s Day, 2016: We bundled up early to head into the cold morning to greet the year with a spirit of adventure. We started with the familiar by stopping at Rayleigh Mill, which I have shown you many times through…

01 Jan 2016

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