Category Archives: Rural

countryside and villages

The Summer Regatta

– with a difference! The Summer Regatta is held annually in the village next to mine and, like my village, is at least 10 miles from anything larger than a stream so the boats are worn rather than paddled. A … Continue reading

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The Village Olympics

Every year our village holds a “sports day” for the youngsters and the not so young. This year, although the event was held on the 23rd June, the weather was more like early April and varied between dark skies, heavy … Continue reading

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An evening with the Royal Oak and Brackley Morris teams

Whilst walking around the village putting up posters for the Diamond Jubilee disco (which I’m helping to organise) we saw another poster advertising an evening of Morris dancing down the local pub. Our local team, aptly named after the pub: … Continue reading

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The first snows of winter

After a mild but dreary autumn, the weather changed quickly at the end of January to what might be called proper winter, almost overnight. Suddenly the temperatures dropped, followed by driving rain, frost, ice and then heavy snow during the … Continue reading

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And so this is Christmas…

I hope you had fun, another year over and a new one just begun (to paraphrase John Lennon). As usual, I stayed close to home over the Christmas period. The first image is of a Santa (quite spookily blowing in … Continue reading

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Timeless landscape

I’ve seen so many images of poppies this year, but there didn’t seem to be any on my way to and from work so, when I heard that the hill near Culworth had a good display I decided to come … Continue reading

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Countryside sunsets

I love sunrise and sunset – although I have to admit that I’m not often around to see the sunrise! This series of images was taken one night in the last week of March – the 25th, to be precise. … Continue reading

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A traditional Boxing Day

Every year, weather permitting, the Mummers perform at our local pub. They do two performances: the first is inside the pub, which is very crowded but great fun although it does make photography difficult. I don’t like to use flash, … Continue reading

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A little more country life

It occurred to me as I walked around the village last week that I had very few images of my home village itself, which is surprising considering that I’ve lived here for more than 25 years. I do have lots … Continue reading

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A little bit of country life

The Parish Council of my village has prepared a Design Statement, which is due to be published shortly once it has been approved by the District Council. The Parish Council have asked the people of the village if they have … Continue reading

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