Monthly Archives: May 2013

Blue Magic – If you go down in the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise!

Nature creates blue magic around this time of year in British forests and cliff tops stretching from Scotland in the north to Cornwall in the far south –  it’s bluebell time. British bluebells, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside act. You cannot pick them or dig them up. If you […]

Oxford roofs and spires

“That sweet city with her dreaming spires” Matthew Arnold – Professor of Poetry at Oxford Brasenose College All Souls College Exeter college chapel via wikipedia The Bodleian library In the distance it is possible to make out the river Thames meandering through the trees on the right We took our granddaughter out for a birthday […]