Howard Hill

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Besselsleigh Woods

I wanted to see some more bluebells before the season was over, so Annie and I headed off for Appleton and walked to Besselsleigh Wood (just off the A420). I had a tough time of it. Carrying my camera, stool, backpack and walkie takies, I managed to drop stuff,...

Besslesleigh Woods

Rumours of Tumours

Today was a big day. Annie and I went to see consultant neurologist Miss Stana Bojanic to discuss my brain scan results. The good news is that tumour is not malignant, but rather a slow-growing meningioma. She showed us the scans, what different bits showed and the...

Annie at Bagley Wood

Badbury Clump bluebells

Annie and I drove to Badbury Clump (National Trust). We were fairly early so had our breakfast with us. We followed our usual pattern; Annie goes for walk while Howard takes photos (that’s a walk too but with lots of stopping and starting). Then we meet up at a...

Badbury Clump

Scutchamer Knob

Annie and I drove to the car park on the Ridgeway just above West Ilsley, and we walked to Scutchamer Knob and back. Although it sounds like a gentleman's affliction, our destination was an early Iron Age barrow. It is a semi-circular bank but originally it was...

Scutchamer Knob

The snow it snoweth all day long

12th April 2021 and the country was ready for the next phase in the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Today was the day when hospitality venues (and other stuff) were allowed to re-open. For hospital venues, read pubs! And would you believe it, when I opened the...