Lunchtime mill stream meander

Abingdon millstream footpath

It’s been drizzling with rain pretty much all day, which makes 15 minutes of green a bit tricky. But, no excuses. At lunchtime, I donned my waterproof coat and headed out into Abingdon, through the Abbey Gardens and up the footpath that borders the old mill stream to Abingdon lock. Note: you can make this a longer circular walk by crossing the…

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First tweet

So, we’re up and running on twitter, and – as my first tweet announces – my 15 minutes of green today was a stroll through Abingdon Abbey Gardens. Today's 15 minutes of #green was a late arvo stroll through Abingdon Abbey #Gardens. Losing the light early now the clocks have gone back! — 15 minutes of green (@15greenmins) October 27,…

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Back on a bike


I can’t remember the last time I rode my mountain bike off road, so my husband was both surprised and delighted when, last weekend, in the spirit of setting up this website, I agreed to a 19-km (12-mile) ‘get-back-in-the-saddle’ pedal through Hampshire countryside. Starting from New Alresford (one end of the Watercress steam railway line – the other end being…

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