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
Volunteering

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
Sloa Gin

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
Tom Korni

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
Priory Park at Dusk

Hops are only and a skip and a jump from Bedford’s town centre