Corfe & Tyntesfield – jewels in all their Christmas glory!

As a THANK YOU to you all for reading these adventures and thoughts, here are two galleries of our recent visits to two National Trust properties – Corfe  & Tyntesfield. The National Trust certainly utilises it’s properties well when it comes to dressing and lighting them for the Christmas season.  Tyntesfield This is a Victorian Gothic revival house in Somerset. It hasn’t […]

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Mother Nature’s Beauty – Stourhead


This is a very short post just so that I can share the beauty of this autumn at Stourhead. You’ll know if you are a regular visitor here that it is a special place for us. One that never fails to calm us, ground us and remind us how wonderful the world is. My special birthday  It was not a […]

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Are you fed up with hotel rooms?

Warner Leisure Garden Lodges

Sleeping under canvas was never something I was interested in doing, even as a youngster. The  thought of the hard ground, the cold over night and the possibility of animals trying to share my sleeping bag really put me off. As a teenager, my parents would hire a caravan for a week for our annual holiday and that was fun […]

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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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