Welcome to this blog for our winter season. Thank you for visiting. Please look around and make yourself at home. If you’re a regular visitor, thank you for staying with me. I greatly value your company.

I’m married to Wendy and we’re retired, living in West Sussex, close to the glorious South Downs. We have four grandchildren.

As you’ll see, I love the countryside during the four seasons, plants and gardens. birds, poetry, classical music and above all my Christian faith. As two special seasonal interests I also enjoy watching cricket and rugby.

Peace by the Arun River
Peace by the Arun river, West Sussex

Peace and Tranquillity

My top header image of the peaceful Shropshire hills and the photo of our local Arun river reflect nature’s quiet and often slow pace through the seasons. She’s rarely in a rush. To sit for a while in her company slows us down, restores and quietens our restless 21st century spirits.

The seasonal year may seem to be closing down now, but there are still plenty of things to see and enjoy in our lovely British countryside. We look at quiet country lanes and villages, follow well trodden paths across the fields, into the woods, and over the hills. On the way we visit some places of historical interest and discuss a few topical country issues.

Your comments along the way will greatly help and encourage me, so please comment however briefly. It adds so much more to a blog.

— Richard Sutton

If you would like to understand what I mean by a ‘Listening Heart’, before looking into the blog, please visit my Listening Begins Here page.

                            Listening Begins Here