My 2016… in review – part 2: Books

I have too many books. It's a fact, but one I rarely admit (preferring to claim that it is simply a case of too little shelving). This year I started with good intentions of actually reading them all, or at least, a good number. Some I have indeed read, others I have dipped into or …

Solstice grey

There'll be no white christmas on the patch this year. After cutting its teeth on a few hard frosty mornings in early in December, winter has already grown up and settled into its monochrome monotony typical of southern England. In fact, there have been moments this week, when stepping out into the drizzle or hearing …