He just went to sleep and didn’t wake up

sudden death

    Tragedy is all around us. Sometimes I think we don’t notice it but it is there.  It could be thousands of miles away with bombs, death and carnage. The graphic photos that come into our homes move us but they can feel so separate from our lives that we can easily dismiss them to carry on with what […]

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What is this 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups?

Some visitors do not know about 100 Word Challenge for Grown ups!   Are you a frustrated writer? Is there a novel inside you trying to see the light of day? Do you dread the blank page and the thought of 1000s of words? Would you like some constructive feedback on your creative efforts?  Well, a little bit of help […]

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My Sunday Photo – My jewel from a forgotten time

aquamarine ring

I didn’t really know my grandmother. She was old the first time I met her and we didn’t meet often. She wasn’t my real grandma because, like many during the Great War, families made the best of the situations they found themselves in. I think she was actually my mother’s aunt but no matter – she was Grandma Ison to […]

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Did you know it’s not all pasties in Falmouth?

Falmouth marina

    Cornwall is in the bottom left-hand corner of the British Isles and Falmouth is nearly at the end. It hosts a wonderful marina, castle and the National Maritime Museum. It also has some fantastic eateries and unusual pubs!     National Maritime Museum You may be surprised that a relatively small town like Falmouth would house a ‘national’ anything. However, […]

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Dicing with death by mining under the sea

Levant mine

It’s about a 30-minute walk along the coastal path from Botallack to Levant Mine, both National Trust gems. As we walked through the rough terrain picking our way through the rocks and bolders, gazing out to the sea that even on a bright day looked menacing and threatening, we could imagine ourselves back in the days of Ross Poldark.      […]

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My Sunday Photo – Botallack Mine

Botallack Mine

Apologies for my absence. I’ve been away for a few days to the wonderful county of Cornwall. Over the next few days, you’ll see some of our adventures and we start with this amazing place Botallack Mine.        Before our trip, we had planned where we would visit and I really wasn’t sure that I would be able […]

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Is Peace One Day achievable? 100WCGU #190

Peace one day

Did you know that 21st September is Peace One Day? I didn’t. You only have to look at the news headlines to know we are a long, long way from peace with an aid convoy being hit just minutes after the agreed ceasefire ended in Syria. This sort of action does not stop brave humanitarians from risking their lives or […]

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