Lifestyle

What are you doing on Valentine’s Day?

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on February 1, 2019

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday 14th just around the corner, you have an opportunity to show that special person how much you adore him or her. Have you made plans to get chocolates and flowers or thought about booking a restaurant yet? You will get plenty of reminders as soon everywhere will be teeming with […]

Restaurant Review – The Bell Inn, Great Bourton

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on February 1, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I just love visiting a nice local village pub which has recently been taken over by a new energetic young couple, out to prove themselves. Well that’s exactly why I found myself on the way to The Bell Inn at Great Bourton on a bright, sunny, crisp Sunday afternoon […]

Gardener’s Diary – February

Pete Toms
Posted by Pete Toms, on February 1, 2019

This month can sometimes be deceiving in the garden. Lovely days that seem to announce the arrival of spring, are quickly followed by bitter winter weather. However, mild spells, when they occur, really do give us time to start the new season’s gardening activity in earnest, providing, of course, that we don’t forget that winter […]

Fabulous Food & Drink

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 31, 2019

With Valentine’s Day coming soon, why not book a table at your favourite place and treat a loved one… MALTHOUSE HOOK NORTON In our Malthouse we serve homemade, locally sourced hot and cold dishes as well as tea, coffee, soft drinks and of course beer! Open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea The Malthouse can […]

Gardening January 2019

Pete Toms
Posted by Pete Toms, on January 2, 2019

It’s now midwinter, with prospects of cold winds, heavy rain, frost and possibly snow. However, there are still things for the gardener to do even if you have managed to complete your winter digging and general tidy jobs. The shortest day has passed, and we can all look forward to the start of a new […]

How to succeed at New Year resolutions

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on January 2, 2019

Well it’s that time of the year again when many of us once again get involved in the often disappointing and usually downright futile ritual of making New Year resolutions to try and improve our lives. Christmas seems long gone, you have over indulged and so your thoughts turn to a new year, a new […]

December Gardener’s Diary

Pete Toms
Posted by Pete Toms, on December 12, 2018

December is quite often a cold, wet month with only pale sunshine. With all the pre-Christmas activity many gardens get neglected, but there are still things to do before the real winter begins. There is still time to plant trees, shrubs, conifers and roses etc. It’s also an ideal time to plant fruit trees and […]

Remember, Remember Fireworks Safety On 5th November

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 1, 2018

As Bonfire Night approaches, people are being reminded that the safest way to celebrate is to attend a large professionally organised public event. Chris Barber, Community Safety Manager from Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Organised fireworks displays are more fun, cheaper and far safer than hosting your own fireworks or bonfire party. […]

Marie Curie Counts on Volunteers

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 25, 2018

Marie Curie is appealing for local volunteers to help host their hugely successful daffodil collections within Bicester. Last year, the Marie Curie Nursing Service Oxfordshire cared for over 260 patients during the night, providing expert care and support to people living with any terminal illness, and their loved ones, helping them make the most of […]

Tour de Trigs

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on October 25, 2018

A long distance walking event. Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. The toughest non-stop cross country navigation exercise in and around North Oxfordshire, South Warwickshire and South Northamptonshire. 15, 30 and 50 miles. www.tourdetrigs.org.uk COMMUNITY A-Z LISTING To list your community events and information in Your Letterbox email kelly@yourletterbox.co.uk

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