Adding to our wild larder: making Elderflower Champagne

The elderflower season is still in full swing, so I took the opportunity to add to my wild larder with some elderflower champagne making. This is the first time I've tried this, so I looked online at various recipes, some requiring complicated sounding equipment, and came up with my own version: I did not use …

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Haslemere to Gibbet Hill, a circular walk in the Surrey Hills

On a sunny day at the end of February we set off for a walk from Haslemere. We were staying at Hunter Basecamp, accommodation for volunteers provided by the National Trust, for the weekend, and having arrived early on Friday this was the perfect opportunity to explore before we met up with our fellow volunteers …

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A wander round the Lake at Virginia Water

Last weekend was grey and damp, not conducive to time spent outside, or so it seemed from inside! Once we got out and walking however, we warmed up and enjoyed our walk. We headed for Virginia Water, part of the Royal Landscape of Windsor Great Park.  Under the leaden skies there were pops of colour, …

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