A Sedentary Session.

Posted on 29/07/2020 By

A Sedentary Session. You will remember when we stayed with Chris and Angie in the Cotswolds.

Bobby’s Books.

Posted on 26/07/2020 By

Bertie: “Bobby? How are you mate? We have told everyone about Jody’s Beans and Layla’s Library. You have told everyone how much you have loved books all your life. Do you still have any books from when you were a kid?”

Layla’s Library

Posted on 22/07/2020 By

Layla followed in Jasmine’s footsteps a few years later. Loving staying at Laurel Cottage, just as her sister had done. In such a small cottage they rarely stayed together, but argued as to whose turn it was to stay. Layla thought the same about her granny. Bobby took her on adventures and, of course, read…

Jody’s Beans.

Posted on 19/07/2020 By

Jody’s Beans. Jasmine has always loved staying at Laurel Cottage. When very young, she was the only grandchild to Diddley and Bobby. Staying most weekends and later, during school holidays, she had a very close bond with her granny. Loving being with her and now years later never forgetting what a wonderful granny she was.

Cornflower Blue.

Posted on 15/07/2020 By

Cornflower Blue. Once upon a time there was another Brompton in a box under the bench in the workshop. It didn’t move for nine years! In fact, it was only ever ridden twice. Back in 2010 Bobby had retired, but Diddley was still at work. And she was entitled to buy a bike under the…

Brompton Revival.

Posted on 12/07/2020 By

Brompton Revival. We live in extraordinary times. The last time Bobby’s life was in such a turmoil was in 2015, when he lost Diddley. The weeks and months that followed that were very difficult. But they had one certainty. She wasn’t coming back.

Covid-19 Guided Walk for One. Number 5: Westcott to Denbies Hillside.

Posted on 08/07/2020 By

Number 5: Westcott to Denbies Hillside. This is a short walk full of interest. The road section up Hole Hill has very few cars. Please note that beyond the cattle grid onto National Trust land is a private road. No entry to vehicles. It’s worth noting that for all these Covid-19 walks we describe the…

The Narrow Gate by Ivan Tucker.

Posted on 04/07/2020 By

The Narrow Gate. This week we are delighted to welcome our friend Ivan Tucker. A true wordsmith. Instead of pictures we ask you to imagine the scene as he walks along the bank of the River Mole near Dorking.

The Yarnbomb Sisters of East Preston

Posted on 01/07/2020 By

East Preston’s Yarnbomb Sisters. Do you remember the very first regular mid week story that appeared in Mindfully Bertie? We had decided that during the pandemic there might well be an opportunity for an extra shorter story each week. Three months later they have been very well received and we shall carry on.