The October half term holiday is upon us. This year it coincides with Halloween, but COVID-19 has put a dampener on trick or treating.
Didcot, as we know, is a growth town. It has changed hugely in the last 20 years, but is that a good or bad development?
This walk visits two local villages, both with good pubs, interesting histories and thriving communities.
Pre Covid-19, Style Acre tea room was one of our regular lunch haunts. Whilst it initially closed during lockdown it reopened over the summer, first as a takeaway and now for eat in dining. What did we think of our recent visit?
Autumn is one of the best times to visit woods. Whether you’re visiting for autumn colour, collecting conkers or kicking through fallen leaves (my favourite) here are six woods near Didcot.
Earlier this year, during lockdown, I ran a series of Pets in Didcot posts. As well as featuring many cute pets these posts helped the blog through a fairly lean period. After all, it’s hard to write about Didcot and its residents when you are barely allowed to go outside!
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Whilst most readers will be familiar with Wittenham Clumps how many of you have discovered Broad Arboretum? It sees a fraction of the visitors that flock to the nearby Clumps but has plenty of interest for nature lovers.
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I’m not sure about you but I made good use of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme! Although the government backed scheme has now ended several local pubs and restaurants are offering their own discounts or special offers in September.
Last weekend I made my first visit of the year to Dorchester Abbey tearoom. Situated in the abbey grounds the small tearoom offers a varied selection of cakes, all baked by local volunteers. Of course, it’s not the only attraction in Dorchester-on-Thames so why not visit for the afternoon, eat cake and explore the village.
We often visit Blewbury, although this is usually to eat lunch at the Style Acre tea room. This week I decided to explore the village itself. What did I discover?