Monday 30 March 2015

‘In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.’* *Aristotle As the Easter holidays begin and the clocks have sprung forward to usher in the longer days, we were delighted to have been invited to review the Campion Safari Tent at Western Meadows Glamping… We try to live life to the full here […]

Monday 23 March 2015

‘Eggs Benedict is genius. It’s eggs covered in eggs. I mean, come on, that person should be the president.’* *Wylie Dufresne We were so pleased to have been invited, again, to the Country Living Spring Fair last week… Sara was up at the Business Design Centre in Angel, Islington, for all five days of the […]

Monday 16 March 2015

‘Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’* *Robin Williams We are so pleased to have been invited, again, to the Country Living Spring Fair this week…   Sara will be at the event every day from Wednesday 18th – Sunday 22nd March, giving talks, food demonstrations and joining a panel of experts on Saturday […]

Monday 09 March 2015

‘Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’* *Maimonides What with our wonderful morning in The Holmewood School, a Teacher Training session with the Heathland Learning Trust, and a nursery class visiting last week we have had a great […]

Thursday 26 February 2015

‘Get off your horse and drink your milk.‘*  *John Wayne It must have been over ten years ago when we profiled Fairtrade Fortnight at our church with a breakfast feast of homemade breads to accompany the Fairtrade selection of jam, chocolate, coffee, tea, sugar, etc. It tasted good and we felt good. Then a friend […]

Monday 16 February 2015

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”* *Benjamin Franklin Yesterday afternoon as I sprayed our fruit trees with a winter wash, as natural insect control, I looked at the forlorn bare branches and wondered what this season would hold for them. We have apples, pears, peaches and plums, […]

Monday 09 February 2015

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”* *Samuel Johnson I received a Tweet recently that said that they loved all that we are doing, guessing we were tucked away in the countryside, then on realising that we were here in […]

Monday 02 February 2015

“I came all the way in a lifeboat, and ate marmalade. Bears like marmalade.”* *Paddington Bear This year, I may have more in common with Paddington Bear than ever before. We both live in West London, wellies are a favourite footwear and, of course, a jar of marmalade is always close to hand. However, this […]

Monday 26 January 2015

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”* *John Dewey We had a lovely surprise in the post last week; this thank you card from the staff and students of The Holmewood School. It’s been a privilege to build a relationship with this school, that has a vision to be a centre of […]

Tuesday 20 January 2015

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.“* *Victor Hugo Well, for creatures so small, they still love our attention even when they are huddled together in the hive throughout the coldest months. Usually, a honey bee colony is at its smallest this time of year, with enough bees to care for the […]

Monday 12 January 2015

“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Here at Hen Corner, we believe that living life to the full is a gift and a privilege, and over recent weeks, we’ve embraced some changes that will hopefully facilitate growth in our projects and see many other people join […]

Tuesday 30 December 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine We hope that you’ve had a great Christmas and are now looking forward to the exciting journey that 2014 will bring. Readers who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have seen some of the things we’ve been up to throughout the year but […]

Tuesday 23 December 2014

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Wednesday 17 December 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine Christmas is coming – it’s practically here! As our celebrations begin, let’s make sure that our hearts and minds, as well as our homes and kitchens, are ready for Christmas. Readers who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have seen some of the […]

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve steamed our puddings, baked our cakes and will be winding our wreaths ready for Advent to begin. As we enter this season of preparation, let’s get our hearts and minds, as well as our homes and kitchens, […]

Saturday 01 November 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine We’ve had a great half term holiday as a family which began in Paris to celebrate the first two years of my husband’s business and ended with us picking up a prize at the National Honey Show! Readers who follow us on Twitter and […]

Saturday 18 October 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine Mmm, we really must remember 2014 for the long warm season that began in April and is still proving mild in mid-October, there’s still food growing in the kitchen garden and it’s not quite coat weather yet! Readers who follow us on Twitter and […]

Sunday 28 September 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine September always seems to be busy; back from holidays and into harvest time with honey to extract and cider to make, then all kinds of pickles and preserves to make as winter treats. Readers who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have seen […]

Thursday 11 September 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine We had a wonderful holiday in South West France again this year and delighted in not just eating the regional food but also meeting the local people. Readers who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have seen some of the other things we’ve […]

Wednesday 06 August 2014

Welcome back to Hen Corner! As featured in Country Living Magazine I can’t believe how great the weather has been this year; some of our fruits seem to be ripening early and it looks like a bumper year for honey from our busy bees. Readers who follow us on Twitter and Facebook will have seen […]

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