A lovely walk in Thorndon Country Park

Thorndon Hall Farm - horses

A lovely birthday walk in Thorndon Country Park It was Mike's birthday on Saturday and so a relaxing day was called for. It was a gloriously warm, sunny day and an ideal time to go for a countryside walk. There are so many lovely places in Essex … [Read more...]

Walk for Samaritans this June

Samaritans National Walk

WALK FOR SAMARITANS THIS JUNE! How about joining us for a summer’s day walk by the sea AND supporting a very worthwhile cause at the same time? Walks for charity are not new, of course. Indeed, the annual Samaritans National Walk has been going … [Read more...]

Snow big deal!

cosy fire

This week, words such as 'CHAOS', 'DISRUPTION', 'SUFFERING' and 'DANGER' have flooded our media and extrapolated a very negative perception of those pretty little snowflakes that initially fell so softly. The essence of severity seems to have been of … [Read more...]

Spice up your bird food to deter pesky squirrels

Grey Squirrel

Fed up with filling your bird feeder and seeing a cheeky grey squirrel help itself? Well the RSPB has a spicy answer to your problem. Chilli powder is a safe and effective way of ensuring that only the intended recipients of bird seed get the … [Read more...]

The Waxwing Cometh

The Waxwing

Britain is once again being invaded from the north. The invasion, or to put it more precisely, the 'irruption' in question is that of the Waxwing, one of the less familiar of British Birds and also one of the most attractive. Each year the eastern … [Read more...]