October is…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the UK, it also happens to be the month in which Brailsford and District Ploughing and Hedgecutting Society hold their annual match here in Derbyshire. The society has been in existence since 1895 and is hosted at a different site each year within a ten-mile radius of Brailsford … [Read more…]

Blackberries and Preserves

For me Blackberry season signifies the tipping point from the height of summer into the slow decline towards autumn. The cooler mornings and nights, the heavy dew on the grass and the subtle change of colour around the garden tells me autumn is just around the corner. I think it is at this time of … [Read more…]