Thursday, 27 January 2022

Let's Get Down to Business: Rabea Hands, A Stitch in Twine

Let's Get Down to Business: Rabea Hands, A Stitch in Twine

RABEA HANDS and her husband Alex are the proprietors of A Stitch in Twine, an upholstery business located at Hampstead Farm, Binfield Heath. Originally from Cologne, she came to Britain in 1999 to study upholstery at Buckinghamshire University in High...

Happy birthday spent in magical woodland where warm mist rises

Happy birthday spent in magical woodland where warm mist rises

IT is my wife Rosemary’s birthday today. We have been together more than two years now and we have such fun. The sun is shining in a clear blue sky so Rosemary goes into the garden to replenish our bird feeders. She tells me that in Norway it’s said...

Robert the birch sapling in our garden and other wonders of nature

Robert the birch sapling in our garden and other wonders of nature

I LOVE everything about the natural world. Birdsong, colours, scents, textures and the sound of the wind through grassland and trees. ...

Enchanting woodland at equestrian centre is a treat to end year

Enchanting woodland at equestrian centre is a treat to end year

WHERE does time go? As I get older, the months and years seem to fly by. It feels like I turned in at 10pm on a summer’s evening and ...

Take care with turkey leftovers or you could end up with food poisoning

Take care with turkey leftovers or you could end up with food poisoning

CHRISTMAS and the New Year can be a dangerous time. Notwithstanding covid, there are many ways for us to come to harm at this festive ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Maria Loggie, proprietor Tigers'n'Tiaras, Henley

Let's Get Down to Business: Maria Loggie, proprietor Tigers'n'Tiaras, Henley

MARIA LOGGIE is the proprietor of Tigers ’n’ Tiaras, a children’s boutique in Duke Street, Henley, which she opened in the summer. She ...

My cure for winter blues... a walk in the wild and cuddle with cats

My cure for winter blues... a walk in the wild and cuddle with cats

BEFORE breakfast the two of us take our customary stroll around our back garden. It is still quite dark as we always get up early. The ...

Get your covid jab — vaccinations only work if people have them

Get your covid jab — vaccinations only work if people have them

I AM sure many of my colleagues in primary and secondary care would agree that the past year has been the busiest ever experienced. ...

Special place with ancient thoroughfares and pleasant woodlands

Special place with ancient thoroughfares and pleasant woodlands

IT is very windy this morning, so we will avoid any dodgy-looking trees in danger of falling while we are out. Happily, the sun is ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Usman Afzal, proprietor the Rug Shed, Henley

Let's Get Down to Business: Usman Afzal, the Rug Shed

USMAN AFZAL is the proprietor of the Rug Shed in Reading Road, Henley. He was born and brought up in Lahore. After passing his ...

Strange finds in woods like something out of Alice in Wonderland

Strange finds in woods like something out of Alice in Wonderland

AFTER waking up at 6.30am, I listen to the weather forecast on the radio. It seems that it will be fine today. Downstairs, Rosemary ...

Back on the golf course, not to hit a ball but admire beauty of nature

Back on the golf course, not to hit a ball but admire beauty of nature

ROSEMARY and I decide to have a look around a large, green open space in Emmer Green that’s within walking distance of home but is not ...

Let's Get Down to Business: Darren West, Henley Self Storage

Let's Get Down to Business: Darren West, Henley Self Storage

DARREN WEST is the proprietor of Henley Self Storage in Newtown Road, Henley. He was born in Middlesex before his family moved to ...

I’m in awe of this ancient land now in the glorious grip of autumn

I’m in awe of this ancient land now in the glorious grip of autumn

IT has been some time since we have walked around Collins End, near Goring Heath. Rosemary suggested that we stay close to home as we ...

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Beacon Hill performers

THE line-up for this year’s Beacon Festival at Watlington Hill has been announced.   The celebration of real ale, music and the natural surroundings will take place on Friday and ... [more]

 

Print club

TWO artists from Watlington have started a community print club.  Jen Skene and Jules Bishop will be running printmaking sessions at the Methodist Church in Shirburn Street every ... [more]

 

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Recruiting for full and part time front of house staff at Bistro at the Boathouse. Good rate of pay, staff discount and ...