Ightham Mote, one of Kent’s 21 unpronounceable places

by Rashmee

Posted on December 31, 2022


As the old year extinguished itself, the nature trail through ye olde England in the …

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How Oxleas Woods became a ‘line in the sand’ for the environmental movement

by Rashmee

Posted on December 30, 2022


One can only hope that Oxleas Woods does not need, once again, to serve as …

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Is Oxleas Woods threatened all over again?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 29, 2022


A reader and friend who’s local to Oxleas Woods in southeast London says that there …

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Oxleas Woods: A still life in motion

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2022


It’s coming up to the 30-year anniversary of Oxleas Woods’ dramatic reprieve. In July 1993, …

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Oxleas Woods hark back to an England that wasn’t England when it first existed

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2022


There is a sobering aspect to wandering Oxleas Woods in southeast London as one year …

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When WWI wasn’t WWI: language and change as the old year dies

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2022


As the old year dies away, the persistent thought is of change and renewal. I …

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Christmas should be cancelled in December and moved to February 7

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2022


Can’t do better this Christmas than to turn your attention to something that first came …

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It’s a wrap

by Rashmee

Posted on December 24, 2022


A pretty sound ecological case can be made against gift-wrapping: to cover something in paper …

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Make a new ritual this holiday season

by Rashmee

Posted on December 23, 2022


The Atlantic recently carried a wonderful interview with Faith Hill, a senior associate editor …

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The poinsettia is soprano in the season’s grand opera

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2022


Come Christmas, the most festive houseplant of them all lights up hallways, dinner tables and …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK