An cycle in The Test Valley

An cycle in The Test Valley

I've enjoyed cyclying for many years, ever since I tought myself to ride an old Raleigh road bike that I was given by a family friend. I'm lucky to live in a beautiful part of England. Hampshire and The Test Valley have miles of stunning riding through picture postcard thatched villages and some of the finest rivers in the UK. The River Test is the Test Valley's and Hampshire's finest chalk stream. World famous for great fishing. The Test Way footpath follows the banks for alot of it's run of 44 mile. The…continue reading →
Little Darcey

Little Darcey

Darcey is a very special little dog in my family. She was a rescue dog, only 9 or so months old when we got her. She was a confussed and very nervious little girl, dribbled alot and very anxious. There was only one way to really handle her and turn her in to the great dog and friend that she is now. We through her in the deep end. Darcey is a Sprollie, Border Collies and Springer Spaniels cross. They thrive within a busy, active family environment but require you to spend plenty of…continue reading →
The taste of summer. Grow your own!

The taste of summer. Grow your own!

It’s almost July and that means Strawberries and lots of them. Add in some with cream and I'm in heaven. One of my favourite past times growing up in the summer was visiting the local pick your own place. Not only was it fun, but we always wanted to see who could find the biggest strawberry. Of course you have to sampling one or two of them while you’re there! Many local pick your owns now offer more than just strawberries with blueberries, raspberries and other such crops and jams often on offer…continue reading →