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74: Please tell me what you know about gravel paths?

Miss L writes that she is a student with a dissertation to write and could I please tell her everything I know about gravel paths. 728 more words

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Petworth 100k

It’s been a while since I’ve been out on the Trike; running, illness and other commitments have conspired against me. After the frenzy of axle repair and the quick proving ride the Beast has been sitting in the shed a little forlorn. 1,117 more words


93: Will anyone stand up for thorn?

‘The hawthorn.., has little claim to picturesque beauty… Its shape is bad. It does not taper, like the holly, but is rather a matted, round, heavy bush.’ Notwithstanding the Rev William Gilpin’s attack, I shall make the case for hawthorn as the native that Brown planted in greater numbers than any other tree, ‘the pride of park scenery’ as William Marshall called it. 196 more words

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Petworth Christmas Fair

This November you can find Isabel along with fellow authors Jane Rusbridge and Gabrielle Kimm at Petworth’s historic Leconfield Hall for the Christmas Gift Fair. 52 more words

Face-painting kids on Halloween is a Treat

Thank goodness for my friend Michelle asking for volunteers to help with face-painting at our Halloween block party!  I was so crazed with work I hadn’t even thought of my volunteer activity for the month of October.  227 more words


Sweet chestnut at Petworth

Highlights of an early autumnal walk around Petworth National Trust property in West Sussex included fallow deer herds, flocks of waterfowl on the Capability Brown designed lakes, and jackdaws in skeletal standing deadwood. 150 more words