In The Time of the Skylark – Bluebells (5)

My Dearest Boy, Another week has passed by so quickly.  Your Mummy has a folder of all the colouring, writing and crafting you have been doing.  Daddy has sent me videos of you riding your scooter; eating sweetcorn and chocolate (not together) and looking for Nana’s house on a map.  My time seems to be filled…

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”

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  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…

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

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  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…

Walking around Harlington: Blue Plaques and Byways

NEW:  “Bloom Where you are Planted” – an Index of Posts of walks in and around the village of Harlington has now been added.  Please click here.  Walk Details – Harlington (Please note that this post was written in March 2016 and some links may be at present unavailable or updated.) Thought for the walk: …