Monthly Archives: March 2014

Looking for cowslips on Roughdown common

The sun tempted us out for a walk today but we soon realised there was a fierce nip in the easterly wind and had to dip into the pound shop to buy a pair of gloves. On the moor the … Continue reading

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My garden in spring

  My garden is full of colour . Crocuses are just finishing and the daffodils were out well before St David’s Day. Last year we had snow in March and the whole country was frozen by a biting North wind. … Continue reading

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Walking the Nicky Line

The Nicky line is an old railway that ran from Hemel Hempstead to Harpenden. There are many theories about the name, including the knickerbockers that the navvies wore to build it, but my favourite is an abbreviation of funicular railway, … Continue reading

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Bees, birds, blossom and butterflies

Today is gorgeously sunny so we’ve been for a walk to visit the lambs. The blossom in front of St John’s church raises our spirits as we join the towpath, and a wren chirrups noisily from nearby tree. Too fast … Continue reading

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Spring sunshine by the river Gade

The park beckoned us to enjoy the lovely sunshine today. In my garden the primroses and crocus celebrate the spring. We strolled past the bowling green admiring the willows glowing golden by the river. The river Gade is swollen by … Continue reading

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