Details of our experiences

  • May 2020                     Lockdown Continues

    May 2020 Lockdown Continues

    An excellent start to the month as my runner beans had germinated! We also continued to tidy up the garden Still no response to my offer to be a NHS telephone Volunteer. Using Zoom we enjoyed a talk from David […]

  • April 2020 Lockdown

    April 2020 Lockdown

    A very quiet month. I rekindled my interest in wild flowers and have made a garden using what materials were to hand namely logs and rabbit proof wild flowers. I have thistles, docks, cuckoo pint, huge verbascums, forget me nots, […]

  • March 2020

    March 2020

    A quiet birthday for me and then a trip to Oxford in Henry looking for more of Tony’s ancestors. We have three super days in the Chilterns researching his Bitmead and Quartermaine families. Holy Trinity Church West Hendred. The earliest […]

  • February 2020                 Family History

    February 2020 Family History

    Henry Armriding married Frances Elizabeth Laurence at the Parish Church Cheltenham on 7th July 1868. Now how could we not spend time reserching this family? The Armridings were a family from Preston and we had done some research on this […]

  • February 2020

    February 2020

    The rest of the month! We made three visits to The Roses. The first was to see Christins Rhianoff and her dancers. The theme was Dance to the Music. Local dance schools had been invited to participate and she spent […]

  • Floods February 2020

    Floods February 2020

    18th February the peak. The Avon is now over two metres above normal The lawn has disappeared! The water is too deep for us to refill the bird feeders but the robin has learnt how to eat from this one […]

  • 4th February 2020

    4th February 2020

    Another visit to Tewkesbury Abbey This exhibition just makes you smile!

  • Ist February 2020

    Ist February 2020

    Dyffyn House Cardiff An interesting NT house only partially refurbished. Superb setting and grounds, all built on the profits from coal. Front above, and rear: Some wonderful and ghastly fireplaces First floor view over the formal garden Stunning stained glass […]

  • January 2020 Part V

    January 2020 Part V

    What else did we do in this month? To celebrate New Years on Ist January we went to help Will clear the mud left by the flood water off Avon Lock. It was lock keeper Nicky’s birthday. We had a […]

  • January 2020 Part IV

    January 2020 Part IV

    Canterbury has an amazing bus service (frequent to many prime destinations and bang to timetable) so we went on the bus (top deck, front seat) to Dover. We really wanted to see the castle but it was closed! No mention […]


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