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  • Geometric grandeur

    With minimalist interiors remaining at the forefront of ‘on trend’ design, geometric lines, circles, hexagons and triangles have become popular additions in home décor no matter what the season. Geometric lines will enhance a minimalist space and create elegant patterns with sharp angular styles around your home. Circular geometric...
  • The Arty bit

    What to look for when in an Art Gallery When visiting galleries, especially large exhibitions of paintings of centuries past in the big city galleries, it is easy to become an art critic and judge the piece for purely how it looks on the gallery wall. But galleries don’t...
  • Up Up and Away

    In the predawn of Monday October 4th 1784, flickering lanterns cast dancing shadows around an eerie billowing shape that appeared to be rising from the ground on Christ Church Meadow in Oxford. The strange goings on were history in the making. James Sadler, a man with no formal education,...
  • September in the Garden

    The summer holidays are over the kids have finally gone back to school and it’s that time of year again when the seasons are changing. Some plants are coming to an end and some are just beginning to flourish. There will be lots to be getting on with in...
  • Arty Bit

    When someone criticises your art I know all too well how scary it can be to sell your art work or to put on display with a view of selling it. People’s comments can be harsh, hurtful and cruel, especially if they do not know you were in earshot!...
  • Making it local

    According to recent figures there are 537,000 businesses registered in rural areas, accounting for 24 per cent of all registered businesses in England.* These businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and Westbury in North Buckinghamshire offers a snapshot of the huge variety of occupations and enterprises in rural...
  • Avoid waiting for results stress

    Across the country students are anxiously awaiting their exam results.  Whether it is for GCSEs, A-levels or higher education, it can be an anxious and stressful time both for the students and their families. While it isn’t possible to change the outcome of the exam  results, it is possible...
  • The August garden

    Watering at this time of the year can be a time consuming job for the gardener however, as we are spending hours watering every day. With this in mind it is a good idea to prioritise what needs the water the most. Pots, hanging baskets and the greenhouse are...
  • Making a Splash

    There’s a resounding splash accompanied by squeals of delight from the assembled onlookers as Rupert Ponsonby, company director, consultant, and owner of Sarsden Glebe disappears under a swirl of muddy water, having been dragged to the edge of a pool and pushed in by a determined sheep farmer, ably...
  • Garden Sports

    Summer brings with it long, lazy days with hopeful sunshine to beckon us in to the garden, writes Cathy Black. There are a whole plethora of weird and wonderful garden games and sports that can be enjoyed in a relatively small space. What better way to get active then...