Araluen – An Afternoon Stroll


Monday and it’s time to clear out of the Perth suburbs and get some fresh air. Where better to go than Araluen Botanical Park. We have visited a few times before but never tire of returning. There is always something to see and during the week, in term time, so tranquil. There were only a… Continue reading Araluen – An Afternoon Stroll

Winter Fuel Allowance


WINTER FUEL ALLOWANCE About this time of the year, “older taxpayers” will again be receiving another ‘Winter Fuel’ payment. This is indeed a very exciting programme and I’ll explain it by using a Q & A format: Q.What is a ‘Winter Fuel’ payment? A.It is money the government will send to taxpayers. Q.Where will the… Continue reading Winter Fuel Allowance

Hinton Ampner House


Earlier this year we took a day trip, out into the countryside, with our heavily pregnant granddaughter. We ended in the grounds of the National Trust house, Hinton Ampner. From the National Trust website …. This elegant country manor and tranquil garden sit so harmoniously within the landscape that one cannot exist without the other.… Continue reading Hinton Ampner House

Giants


Earlier this year I took a bit of a trip down memory lane and somehow ended up in the Sussex village of Brede. Now Brede is just a couple of miles up the road from my home in Westfield, another Sussex village. My mates and I used to take off on our bikes, with our… Continue reading Giants