Category Archives: Locality

Spring at Lower Smite Farm

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After a mundane shopping trip today it was a pleasure to detour via the HQ of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust at Hindlip on the way home and spend some time just enjoying the garden and surrounding reserve area.  The cowslip … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem

I wrote about this place earlier in the year, and eventually got around to doing a slideshow. Sign of age, repeating myself, I guess, but it bears a re-visit! Enjoy a quiet meander through this local gem…

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A pleasant Sunday afternoon

We attended a concert this afternoon in the charming setting of the Bournville Friends’ Meeting House. The model village of Bournville is on old stamping grounds for my husband, but I’d not actually been into the Meeting House before, so that was an added … Continue reading

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Autumn has begun

On such a pleasant, warm day it’s hard to credit that the summer is officially over but the first signs of autumn were there to see at Lower Smite Farm (HQ of  Worcestershire Wildlife Trust) today. I didn’t have the … Continue reading

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Ravenna in Droitwich: a Hidden Gem

Earlier this week David Holden led a fascinating guided tour round the Sacred Heart church as part of the DAN Arts Week in Droitwich. He talked about the story of the church and its wonderful Venetian glass mosaics, which include as … Continue reading

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Autumnal Hanbury Hall

A quick visit to Hanbury Hall the other week mainly to see our local arts network exhibition, but the autumn colours were just gorgeous so we had to take a wander around….  

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Knightwick

A few shots from an outing with a friend for a pleasant lunch at the Talbot at Knightwick. A misty morning that brightened beautifully.  

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Reflective

On the way back through Worcester from a pleasant afternoon at Croome Park (more of which anon…) we came back past the turn for Diglis basin and locks, which we’d somehow never visited in thirty years of living in the … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Our mercy mission the other day saw us taking an impromptu wander around the delightful Cotswold village of Painswick which happened to be holding its Artburst festival. Part of this took place in the Painswick Centre, an impressive facility for … Continue reading

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In which Old Ted goes to hospital…

I have a couple of ageing teddy bears that have been with me all my life – indeed, Old Ted was my mum’s or her sister’s, I think. They have accompanied me to Africa and back several times as a … Continue reading

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