Welcome to the Rudloe and environs website.
Here you will find news, articles and photos of an area that straddles the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in north-west Wiltshire.
Contributions in the form of articles or photos are welcome. Even those with completely contrary views to mine!
Thanks to the website builder 1&1 and Rob Brown for the original idea.
Rudloescene now, in January 2014, has a sister, academic rather than anarchic, website about Box history here: http://www.boxpeopleandplaces.co.uk/
It contains thoroughly professional, well-researched articles about Box and its people.
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In White Ennox Lane looking towards Chapel Plaister on 25th January 2019
Some readers (if there are any) may know that I try to keep an old family tradition alive when asked "How are you?". The traditional response is "Just suffering from old age and poverty". I discovered that this may not be completely understood in cross-cultural conversations as when Andrea, the Romanian restaurant manager at Greenhouse restaurant, asked the question. After my response she enquired "Pot of tea?".
The extract below is from one of the many sources (the link to the particular website I discovered can be found at 'The wonder of moss' link below) that wax lyrical about the benefits of moss:
One of the most effective carbon sequesters on land are Sphagnum, the genus that comprise more than 300 species of moss and is most well known as peat moss. Carbon sequestration is the process in which carbon is captured from the atmosphere and is stored in long term storage deferring climate change. Moss covers 3% of the land mass and stores perhaps more carbon than any other plant on land. These mosses are extremely beneficial to the environment, however, unfortunately, a large percentage have been destroyed by human activity including, clearing out forests and agriculture. Almost 250,000 acres are lost in Indonesia every year.