Monthly Archives: June 2017

A Good Read

Summer time and book reading seem to go hand in hand, like  Wimbledon and strawberries. With his last book about Britain’s ancient pathways, author Robert Macfarlane completed a trilogy on his acclaimed meditation on landscape. Finding a bad word to … Continue reading

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Summer Bounty

This was a “mindful”walk at it’s most intense – an important therapy for today’s stressful life. The walkers were blissfully unaware of their destination merely concentrating on the amazing flora and flora through which they travelled. Unspoilt chalk downland is … Continue reading

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Pick-and-Mix again!

The packed program of special events continues through the Summer at Ashridge – the following list will help you when organising your volunteering time-table for the next two months. There are at least eight events to consider – either join … Continue reading

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Chafing at the bit……..

Horses and riders were eager to get started on the third Ashridge fun ride, held last Sunday in ideal conditions. The Trust furthered it’s aim of attracting more of the equestrian crowd to the Estate – there is nothing nicer … Continue reading

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NATIONAL TRUST EXCURSION TO ASHRIDGE. “On Saturday, May 26th, the first of the summer excursions of members of the National Trust took place at Ashridge. Ninety members, accompanied by Mr. S. H. Hamer, the retiring secretary, and Mr. I). Macleod … Continue reading

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Mindful Walking

This new practice, which is a form of meditation on the move, helps us to feel more connected to the environment of which we are an inseparable part.  There is no destination in mind, it’s all about the travel. This … Continue reading

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Recognition – Who Needs It?

Volunteers are very special people whose donation of time and effort warrants special consideration. They should always be encouraged to develop, learn and seek fulfilment as they help an organization, even if it means accepting the reality that not everyone … Continue reading

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