Drier than Jerusalem?

Apparently Essex has a lower rainfall than both Jerusalem and the Sahara desert! We can certainly believe that at the moment as we are having to grapple with hoses, sprinklers and watering cans on a daily basis. Here is the rainfall we collected in our rain gauge over the past few weeks – hardly enough […]

Happy Easter!

Whilst we have been admiring the birds and wild flowers to be seen in the walled garden, today might be good day to reflect on what life would have been like at this time of year for people back in medieval and Tudor times. Most medieval homes were cold, damp and dark. When spring came […]