Winter Notes Six : MIST

What is it about mist. It's a bit magical, don't you think? It's a cloud in a place where a cloud shouldn't be. Not inpenetrable, you can see quite far, yet it changes everything. It renders the familiar unfamiliar, messing with our sense of perspective and place. Am I on the ground, or am I… Continue reading Winter Notes Six : MIST

Blog Tour : Blood on the Stone

Blood on the Stone by Jake Lynch (Unbound) It is March 1681 and Oxford is hosting the English Parliament under the ‘merry monarch’, King Charles II. As politicians and their hangers-on converge on the divided city, an MP is found murdered, triggering tensions that threaten mayhem on the streets.  Luke Sandys, Chief Officer of the Oxford Bailiffs, must… Continue reading Blog Tour : Blood on the Stone

Springtime Riverside Commute

Once a week I get up early and leave the house in time to do a bit of riverside cycling on my way to work. There's only about a about a mile of this riverside ride - part of Sustrans Route 5 - before I rejoin the Oxford traffic, but it does me the world… Continue reading Springtime Riverside Commute

Waiting for a Leaf To Fall (in Wytham Woods)

In my imagination a walk through the woods with the boy would be carefree and happy, he would be running along ahead skipping through the leaves and have a jolly time, while the husband and I follow on hand in hand discussing what we'll have in the pub for lunch at the end of the walk (this pub, of… Continue reading Waiting for a Leaf To Fall (in Wytham Woods)

A Walk in the Oxfordshire Woods

We're lucky to have a garden which ends at the edge of a nature reserve, so our own trees merge in nicely with those in the reserve (and there are some giants, as we found out when one came down in the storm a couple of years ago). On a quiet morning, with your back to the… Continue reading A Walk in the Oxfordshire Woods