Memories of Box Strainers

My morning cycle rides take me around the quiet lanes and byways between home and Wymondham. My other boundaries are the A140 and the A47. Everything in between is accessible without going on a main road. The route is mostly bordered by farmland with hedgerows, tree belts and fences marking the boundaries. As I tootle along, I gaze into the woodlands noting whether these are being managed or just left to nature to sort things out. Continue reading Memories of Box Strainers

Let them eat cake!

“Let them eat cake!” Is what Marie-Antoinette is supposed to have said when she heard that the starving French peasants had no bread sometime back in the late 1700s. Whether it is true or not will be the subject of long debate but if you said it to our volunteers they would say “yes please”. And not only would they eat the cake, but they probably made it in the first place! Continue reading Let them eat cake!

Time for some elbow grease

I hope you are all well and were able to enjoy the weekend sunshine and VE celebrations in your own way (be it with a raised glass or two or in quiet contemplation at dawn). This week’s story comes from a couple of our lady volunteers, Krissie and Lorna who are keeping busy tidying up some of the areas round where they live. Continue reading Time for some elbow grease

Are you sitting comfortably?

Some of us may find that we are sitting down a lot more than normal because of being required to stay at home during this period of lockdown. We may be taking our permitted daily period of exercise or toiling away in the garden or clearing out those cupboards, but we are still likely to be less active (or is it just me?). Continue reading Are you sitting comfortably?