Monthly Archive: July 2016


Bedford River Festival

“Are you going to the River Festival?” friends and neighbours had asked all last week. “Will you be on your boat?” Yes – but no… Cleddau is tied up in Cheshire     and the Bedford River Festival  is 9 waterways, 297½ water miles and 141 locks further south…  This year, then, the Festival was to be viewed by foot rather than by boat. The River Festival “was founded in 1978 to celebrate the completion of a navigable route, by...



It’s a modern word, Takeaway, isn’t it? For some it might summon up images of kebab boxes dumped on the street or frankfurters smothered in onions and  tomato sauce. Sound as intentions might be for healthy eating options, sometimes the craving for a takeaway is just overwhelming… Not everyone gets the chance to attend a festival – but you can probably guess that a festival will likely provide new and unfamiliar sounds, sights    – and probably tastes too… It...