Countryside


Diary of a Heart Attack.

A Very Serious Event: Diary of a Heart Attack. Bertie: “Can you see over there across the bay, Eamonn? That’s Skomer Island.” Eamonn: “Ahh, Bertie. Oi would love to go tere.” Bertie: “Well, Eamonn. When you came to us from Alice’s Bear Hospital, we did promise you adventures. How would like to take my place…


A Midsummer’s Day in the Surrey Hills.

Midsummer’s Day in the Surrey Hills. It’s Midsummer’s Day in the Surrey Hills. Not that Bobby would know. Listening to Robert Elms on Radio London, we will be lucky to see him vertical by lunchtime.


Cotswold Reverie.

Cotswold Reverie. As we headed west towards the Cotswolds, the radio was on and we were cruising. No rush. The “scenic route” is shorter in miles, but much longer in time. Bobby had forsaken the boring motorway route to drive over the Berkshire downs near Wantage and into Gloucestershire. The County sign announcing Cotswold Country….


Finding Serenity at Kingston upon Thames.

Finding Serenity at Kingston upon Thames. Bertie: “Bobby. Were you crying at the doctors?” Bobby: “No. Who told you that?” Bertie: “You.” Bobby: “Oh well, I did feel a bit emotional.” Bertie: “So, you didn’t soak her desk in tears?” Bobby: “No!”


Over the Hills and Far Away.

Over the Hills and Far Away. Diddley hated violence of any kind. She would never watch a nasty film or TV programme even potentially violent. Emmerdale was her limit! So how come she watched every episode of “Sharpe”? A series of true violence, based on the Napoleonic wars. Each week awash with death and destruction…


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