Mary Westley writes:

The Spring Ramble wended its way from the historic Packsaddle pub through the golf course (where we saw one or two golfers making use of the Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy a leisurely round or two), around Chazey Woods (avoiding the Paintball area!) and on down to the Warren. We caught a glimpse of Mapledurham House standing in majestic splendour before heading down the tree-lined path with the beech trees looking stunning in their fresh spring green. The final part of the journey up to St Peter’s always arouses interest with glimpses of the Thames behind the many individual large residences.

After tea in the church Catherine introduced us to the traditional folk art of playing the spoons, which she had learnt at her mother’s knee “and other low joints”. We spooned away to Irish fiddle music on her phone and will continue our practising this unique skill in our own kitchens.

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St Peter’s Occasional Rambles And Dawdles In the Countryside