THE TINKER’S TRAIL – HARLINGTON WALKS

Where to walk near Harlington on this cold and wet morning?  Ah, February, a time of hunkering down, sheltering from the rain but yet, hope.  Always hope that Spring will soon be here.  I was so grateful that I roused myself from the couch on a damp and dismal day to take this four and…

And this is why it is called “Talbothays”

  From the age of 19 when I first married and left home I have moved house many times and never really settled.  I always said that when I found somewhere I felt content I would name my house “Talbothays”.  The name was chosen from one of my favourite Hardy novels, “Tess of the D’Urbevilles”. …

The Magic May Tree: A walk around Warden Hills, Galley Hill and Lilley

  When I was a child my Nana kept a book at her house in Dalton Street, St Albans which had belonged to my Mum and Auntie as infants.  This cherished book was called “The Magic May Tree”.  Walking on this  magnificent May Day I was reminded in so many ways of the glorious fantasyland of the book.  The gingham-clad,…

A Walk from Harlington: Sharpenhoe, Spring and a Secret Place

    Leaving Harlington On this beautiful spring morning the lovely T and myself set foot from our home in Harlington on one of my favourite rambles around the area. There is something intoxicating about inhaling the air on a morning such as this and we felt that the chores could wait and we must be…

Walking around Harlington: Blue Plaques and Byways

  Walk Details – Harlington   Thought for the walk:  If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” – Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz .  And so it is with this…