AUGUST – DAYS OF PRUNES AND MUSIC

AUGUST – DAYS OF PRUNES AND MUSIC

Some people associate August with seemingly endless afternoons on the lawn with the Chateau grounds  bathed in golden light. Others will think of the last minute shopping before the start of the new school year. But for the past fourteen years nearly every citizen of...
IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY

IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY

Britons of a certain age – i.e. old enough to recall Demis Roussos discs and  “Fab” lollies – will almost certainly remember the summer of 1976. My own memories of how temperatures in Southampton reached  35.6 °C on the 28th June, the sheer profusion of ladybirds, the...