Monthly Archives: September 2014

An Inn of Distinction

The Victoria is a glorious little boutique hotel tucked away down the narrow suburban streets of West Temple Sheen, just the other side of Richmond Park in London. Obediently, we followed our GPS off the motorway and onto the not-so-beaten-track. … Continue reading

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Ducks are A-Dabbling III

A Thames Valley Journal: Part 3 “In it’s unbroken loveliness this is, perhaps, the sweetest stretch of all the river…” ~ Jerome K. Jerome Day 6: Marlow to Maidenhead Before we left the Vicarage, we popped into the Church-next-door, All Saints … Continue reading

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Ducks are A-Dabbling II

A Thames Valley Journal: Part 2 “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow…”  ~ Kenneth Graham Day 4: Pangbourne via Bus and Sonning to Shiplake Day four of our walking adventure found us wandering through peaceful water meadows, talking … Continue reading

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Ducks are a-Dabbling I

A Thames Valley Journal: Part 1 `DUCKS’ DITTY’  All along the backwater,  Through the rushes tall,  Ducks are a-dabbling,  Up tails all! Ducks’ tails, drakes’ tails,  Yellow feet a-quiver,  Yellow bills all out of sight  Busy in the river!        ~ … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being Green

“It’s not easy being green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water, or stars in the sky.” So … Continue reading

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