Newsletters & Blogs

  • October Newsletter – The Truth the Whole Truth and nothing like the Truth

        True of False?     The Truth the Whole Truth and nothing like the Truth   Hello everyone. Lying! Have you noticed that the word ‘honestly’ is usually found in the spoken lie?  “Honestly sir, the dog ate my homework”;  “I honestly did not do that”; and so on.  It is if the Continue Reading

  • September Newsletter – Monsters at the Mill

      No comment!       Monsters at the Mill Hi Everyone Well it looks as if I was right last week about the root crops but that didn’t stop me being wrong in that there is a monster harvest of blackberries, and it looks to be a similar monster harvest of grapes and apples. Continue Reading

  • August Newsletter – Lamentable Lammas

            Hello Everyone As a festival Lammas has virtually dropped off the radar. Even when I was a child Lammas, the first day of August, was probably only noted by Accountants for it was one of the Lady Day quarter days of the year and books had to be audited accordingly.  But Continue Reading

  • July Newsletter – Summer starts when?

            Hi Everybody The meteorological summer is defined as June, July and August, so always begins on Thursday, June 1 and ends on August 31. This year the astronomical summer started on Thursday, June 21, on the day known as the summer solstice. So when is summer? We have just passed the Continue Reading

  • June Newsletter – Mazes at the Mill

              Hello Everyone In May 2015 a second maze at the Mill was constructed using willow withies. The design was an adaption of a maze I found in a vicarage garden at the village of Wyck Rissington in the Cotswolds.  Unfortunately the maze there has since been removed and only a Continue Reading