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Despite the cooler, greyer and, sometimes, wetter weather of last week, spring marched on. Subtle changes are being made to the overall picture – Cow Parsley has come to the fore and is frothing generously along many roadsides, Ox-eye Daisies have started to appear as have wild Lupins, Changing Forget-me-not, Lesser...

Aren’t we lucky! What a joy it was to be out in the sunshine last week, albeit nearer to home than we might otherwise have chosen. Hang on to that memory during this coming week which promises to be cooler and wetter and not so enticing for walking. But at least...

Exploring Elstead I walk the dog early each morning and was getting bored with the same old walk around the village so I thought I would try something different.  I set off from the village green towards Elstead Mill and, as I was crossing the bridge, I noticed a footpath sign...

  You are backing up your computer, aren't you?  Photos, special and valuable documents, etc?You have more than one copy of anything really important? We have my daughter living with us during lock-down and yesterday her external backup drive fell from the bed onto a carpeted floor. Not so bad you...

Ten people joined me for this walk on a blustery and cold morning; at least it wasn't raining for a change. This is the third different walk on Hankley common and this one took in the south side. In this area, it's impossible to avoid some hills but on this walk,...

  With a change to slightly cooler weather, I thought that maybe the onrush of spring would slow down a bit. Wrong. The headlong dash has continued unabated. It never ceases to amaze me just how quickly the flowers of the Horse Chestnuts follow the opening of the leaves and any...

Despite us not being able to see much of it, spring is still springing. This is the painting-by-numbers time of year when every day colours in just a little bit more green until suddenly the picture is complete. Someone once talked about the number of different shades of black that Van...

Spring is certainly getting on with it. Loads of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps have arrived, Swallows have been sighted and a Cuckoo was recorded in East Sussex last week. If they haven’t already arrived, Willow Warblers and Redstarts should be here soon. There is no shortage of Buzzards and Red Kites –...

Well, here we are one week in to lockdown and I hope everyone is still standing and sane. Things seem to have fallen into some sort of routine now and thank goodness the weather last week was so lovely; it made getting out for the permitted exercise a great pleasure. I’m...