Spring walk

On a walk around Steeple Ashton, snowdrops were appearing everywhere, a sure sign that spring is round the corner. I love looking at the interesting buildings in this ancient village with its wool trade past. Down a back lane I came across Cruck Cottage. I was interested in finding out more but it was undergoing… Read More Spring walk


Record time

From Lascaux’s prehistoric cave paintings to illuminated manuscripts on vellum to 25 million books in the British Library, we have the records of so many minds with thoughts and feelings marked out in words, shapes and images for personal or for public viewing. I visited the Royal Voluntary Service Archive and Heritage Collection in Devizes… Read More Record time


Chinese New Year

And it’s the Year of the Pig- who’d have guessed? Thank you Wiltshire Museum for this tweet. Wiltshire Museum (@WiltshireMuseum) 05/02/2019, 15:47 Happy Chinese New Year! 2019 is year of the pig. Famous pigs in Wiltshire include a Calne bronze sculpture, which made 2017 national news after it was stolen and subsequently recovered. The pig… Read More Chinese New Year


Winter wonderland

Silence.  A white winter wonderland.  Schools are closed. Chance to take out the sledge, make a snowman. No one driving their cars. No recycling collection today. No post or deliveries. Just a few dog walkers. One little dog in a pink woolly jacket.  Footprints disappear as the snow continues to fall. Silence. A comfort blanket… Read More Winter wonderland