Hi there, welcome to the “about” page. First of all, what does rambling mean? With regards to speech, or writing, it means long, unintelligible and, well I could go on …
With regards to walking it means roaming or wandering. A bimble means a leisurely stroll, unlike a yomp which implies something more strenuous.
Herefordshire is located on the Welsh border in the United Kingdom. Hereford city, is on the English side of the border. It is thought that the name originates from the Anglo Saxon “here” meaning soldiers and “ford” meaning river crossing. It has certainly had its share of Welsh, Anglo-Saxon, Roman, Norman and Civil War soldiers tramping to and fro over the River Wye throughout the centuries. Hereford Cathedral is home to the Mappa Mundi, the historically important medieval map dating from around 1300.
Herefordshire is famous for it’s brown and white Hereford beef cattle as seen in the James Stewart film, “The Rare Breed”; the best film ever made about Hereford cattle starring James Stewart (though Harvey is a better James Stewart film). It is also known for the cider making apple orchards.
Credenhill is a village on the outskirts of Hereford. Iron Age Celts built a hill fort around 80BC, but it got its name from a Saxon chief, Creda when the fort was occupied by his Saxons around 540AD and known as “Creda’s Hill”. The hill fort is now owned by the Woodland Trust and is called Credenhill Park Wood. It is a mixture of ancient woodland and modern coniferous planting, with a “grazing area” at the top within the enclosure of the ramparts. It has all manner of flora and fauna which I hope to discover and learn more about.
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For more information the links below may be of interest:
Credenhill Fort: Ancient Monument
your blog is so heart warming ~ i’m ready for a bimble around the welsh/english countryside but will gladly settle for a bimble around your photos and words!
Oh, that is so kind of you, I’m really glad that you like this humble little blog. It is such a small snapshot of the area, Wales has some truly magnificent countryside.
Your writing is charming, a pleasure to read. Thank you for the well wishes, likewise to you on your bimbling and blogging adventure!
Aw shucks, I’m blushing! Thank you and happy blogging over at http://bostongin.wordpress.com/
Had to check you out, your critique on Julia Kodl’s baby blue heron indicates great insight and understanding of nature. one snowbird to another – you’ve got a pretty great eye of your own.
Thank you for your kind words. Love your gravatar, will check out your site later.
Was always certain the bull would survive, such was my faith in the breed!
I always loved tickling the Hereford bulls, behind the horns, at shows when I was a kid. I got quite upset when I found out people ate them. A bull is for life not just Sunday roast!
Its a magnificent countryside and you might have guessed from my blog that I love nature. I will sometimes visit this place.
I’m glad you like it. There are so many beautiful places in the World.
I have nominated your blog for the Seed of Light Award.
More on this nomination is at
Thank you, that is very kind of you.
Well deserved 🙂 Keep blogging!
My daughter’s husband had been assigned to the Royal Air Force in Mildenhall, GB. but, his orders were changed recently and he is now staying stateside a little while longer. I mention this because I would be going over to visit them in Mildenhall and maybe give you a call. It looks like it will have to wait. He does get his choice for his next deployment, not sure what he will choose. I have so many of my ancestors who came from the British Isles I was looking forward to doing some research.
I have never been there, but Mildenhall looks very interesting historically. Which parts of the UK did your ancestors hail from? I expect your air force, like the British, is on standby for extra duties at the moment.
Hi Alan. I expect you already know all of this, but here are a couple of links about getting started with researching family in the UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/public_records_01.shtml and http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/familyhistory/get_started/paying_for_research_01.shtml
Thank you for the web sites! I will check these out for clues. I have lots of information on my family tree but a few gaps to fill. I would have to sit down and decide who I need more information on. It looks like I will have to wait a while before we go to GB. Looks like the USA for the next two years for my son in-law.
Thanks for the family history sites!
Plenty of time for you to draw up a list of local parishes to visit.
Hey: I thought you might like to know that my graphic novel “The Poet and the Flea” (Volume 1) about the poet-painter William Blake is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/868711984/the-poet-and-the-flea-ode-to-william-blake-volume Please check it out and help spread the word! Thank you so much! —G. E.
That’s great. Thanks I’ll check it out.
Lovely to find your blog showcasing the beauty of Herefordshire! 👍♡👍♡👍♡👍
Thank you 🙂
I would like permission to use one of your hog feeding station pics for our very first newsletter .
Of course. How can people get your newsletter?
Thank you x . Its our first one so trial and error. Its in PDF format so the plan is to email it out. Ping me your email and ill send you a copy x
Hi, I hope you don’t mind but I have submitted your feeding station pic for an article in My Weekly out in Feb on my rescue. I have asked them to credit you. Hope ok but it’s been a rush and was up till 3.30am last night. If a problem please call me 07707 984353.
Regards Jayne x
Hi Jayne – that is absolutely fine, thank you. Hope people find it helpful.
Thanks. Its out the beginning out February so a nervous wait until then to see what they use and print