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Please stick with me, this post is a little longer than usual. (May I suggest a nice cup of tea as you read?) I strongly recommend the new Channel 4 TV features...

It is the 1st of May. Did you know that today is May Day. And it is my pleasure to talk about and encourage the celebration of this wonderful English day. A day which has...

Taking my children to school yesterday I saw the first bluebells of the season in flower in the woods. Ah my heart soared instantly! There is something special about the...

I was hugely excited to be speaking as an inspirational speaker at the Wire (women in rural enterprise) national conference yesterday at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. For those who may not...

Last week I had a great experience as I was invited to join BBC Radio Wiltshire for two different interviews during English Tourism Week. For the first I traveled to the...

Our fabulous new rural walking holiday for spring 2013, A Bluebell Trail, has certainly been hitting the headlines recently! A week or so ago, the travel editor of the Mail...

Did you watch BBC Countryfile last night? It was a special episode to celebrate the program's 25th anniversary and was guest edited by Prince Charles. It's available to those anywhere...

I was out walking in the woods at the weekend when I heard a really awful shrill cry. Thinking it may have been an injured bird I went to walk...

Last Sunday arrived clear and bright.The sun was out. The day just had the sense of promise about it. Certainly one of the best days we've had for a while. I was back...

How wonderful it is to see the Snowdrops. They carry such a sense of hope in their tiny flowers. And in church yards, hedgerows and English gardens up and down...