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Know How Lucky You Are – Fairford Mill

Tip 59 – Know How Lucky You Are. There has been a mill on this spot from time immemorial, one of three mills within the manor of Fairford since 1066 and mentioned in the Domesday book. In 1296 the site included a fulling mill but by 1307 there were only corn mills. Set in an idyllic location beside the river Coln the mill remains as peaceful today as it ever was despite the occasional tourist... read more

Take a day out of your life to work on your life – Badbury Clump

Tip 74 – Take a day out of your life to work on your life. Here on this remote hill Joe took Ian to a truly remarkable location called Badbury Clump, a swathe of woodland full of deer, badgers, foxes, squirrels and hundreds of other woodland creatures. These beautiful woods are just outside a small Oxfordshire village called Great Coxwell, which is near Faringdon, and on the northern slope of... read more

Living in the moment – Kelmscott

Tip 61 – Living in the moment. Kelmscott is somewhere very special. So hidden away in the Cotswolds that few people ever visit the village it is totally unspoilt and a rural idyll. It’s full of ancient Cotswold stone walls and hidden corners where William Morris chose to live his life in the old Kelmscott Manor house. A few yards from the banks of the River Thames it boasts a true hidden gem of a... read more

Learn To Love Change – St Johns Lock

Tip 90 – Learn to Love Change. On yet another warm sunny summer afternoon, Joe took Ian to St John’s Lock which is just outside the village of Lechladein the Cotswolds. Here in this beautiful tranquil spot you can relax beside the last lock on the River Thamesbeside the stone statue of Old Father Thames himself. In the background you can hear the gentle splashing of ducks and other water birds and... read more

Nothing Happens Until Ideas Turn Into Actions – Coleshill

Tip 29 – Nothing Happens Until Ideas Turn Into Actions. On yet another warm sunny summer afternoon, Joe took Ian to the pretty little village of Coleshill in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Cotswolds. This quaint archetypal English village with its ancient church overlooking the village green lies on top of a small hill that hides a fascinating secret. Beneath the hill lies the secret WW2 bunker of... read more

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