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December 11, 2019
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS CALORIE-NEUTRAL…
Volunteering to cut down trees, knees-ups and courses on how to run an apiary. Most of us eat far too much at Crimble. And do too
October 7, 2019
PARK YOURSELF IN ONE OF BEDFORD’S RESERVES!
Volunteering to help for the odd day in Bedford’s country parks is enormous fun As we all know, in these straitened times every council in the
April 23, 2019
SUMER is ICUMEN IN! (AND NONE of THAT is a TYPO!)
Nobody who’s tramped around Priory Park recently can have failed to notice that, everywhere one turns, nature has woken up. It’s yawning, stretching its arms, scratching
January 5, 2019
A SEASON OF MIST AND MELLOW FRUITLESSNESS!
A GREAT TIME TO SPOT WINTER BIRDS With so little foliage around it is perfectly easy to see lots of birds in Bedford’s country parks. These
December 10, 2018
YOU OTTER BEE THERE!
Otters and bee-keeping courses are only two of the attractions in Bedford’s country parks OTTERS REGULARLY SPOTTED. JUST NOT BY ME. UNTIL… Just after I’d really
November 13, 2018
SLOES, SLOES, QUICK QUICK SLOES!
If you’ve never made sloe gin then now’s the time. Once there’s been a frost the blackthorn sloes (or prunus spinoza) are supposed to taste a
October 12, 2018
One Boy Band Ain’t Stretched by Anythin’
Bedford’s own star starts to go supernova. If you haven’t seen Tom Korni, aka ‘One Boy Band’, then you’ve missed out. Because I predict that, one
October 11, 2018
Hip hip hooray!
Rose hips in Bedford’s country parks This autumn is generating the best crop of rose hips for years. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re what
September 10, 2018
Hops are only and a skip and a jump from Bedford’s town centre