The Great British BBQ

The Great British BBQ – fuelled by Bronze Age burners, butterflies and bramble-bashing. There is very little that shouts ‘British’ more than a damp bbq on a rainy bank holiday Monday. Across the country this weekend people will be partaking in two of the nations favourite activities: commenting on the weather, and cooking over charcoal. …

Winchester – the Christmas City

'Twas the week before christmas....and all things bright and beautiful, shone with festive cheer, bringing blessings of comfort and joy, in the bleak mid-winter! Today we have been wallowing in the delights of the season - soaking up some most welcome festive spirit in the gloriously ancient yet vibratingly vivid city of Winchester. Nestled at …

Digging the past

Allotment archaeology We frequently find echoes of past gardeners whilst digging our allotment plot. Perhaps most intriguing are these pieces of clay pipe we often collect from the soil, which offer a direct link to the people who tended the land before us. We also find various pieces of china and pottery probably from a much …