Intense – Bodmin Jail

This weekend in celebration of Chris’ birthday we headed south in the van and he got to choose the excursions … Bodmin Jail was built in 1779 and saw 60 executions before it closed in 1927. The entrance to the jail is through a lush, bright, luxurious bar where you purchase your tickets before stepping … Read moreIntense – Bodmin Jail


On one of our recent expotitions we found ourselves at Coleridge Cottage, one time home of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the place he wrote some of his most famous poems including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan. It is a beautiful cottage with rooms that have been recreated as if Coleridge … Read moreColeridge

Spring Sprung!

Yesterday was the first day of Spring meteorologically speaking. “Meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle and measure the meteorological state as well as coinciding with the calendar to determine a clear transition between the seasons.” – but you knew that already! And for the last few days I have been getting carried … Read moreSpring Sprung!

Stanton Drew Stone Circles

Heidi and I have a bit of a thing for stone circles, amongst other ancient sites, and we recently went in search of the Stanton Drew circles, which are located fairly close to us here in Somerset. We hadn’t realised this little known site has the second largest stone circle in Britain (nearly 115 metres), … Read moreStanton Drew Stone Circles

Mavis is Free!

We escaped to the countryside on the weekend to see if we could get my little sis and her husband into our exciting new obsession with geocaching. We started at Great Witcombe Roman Villa and then headed off into the woods … Chris had scorched some hitch-hikers for travel bug dog tags and we decided … Read moreMavis is Free!

Express Yourself!

Yesterday we were most fortunate that the power company decided we didn’t need electricity for the day, and since I work from home, this meant we needed to find another way to occupy ourselves. As the day was rather lovely, if a tad brisk, we decided to take Mum for a little walk in the … Read moreExpress Yourself!

Farleigh Hungerford Castle & Nunney Castle

We are English Heritage members and love to go off exploring the incredible history they are preserving. Farleigh Hungerford Castle began in the 14th century and is in a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the border between Wiltshire and Somerset. Sadly it was not open on the day we visited so we were … Read moreFarleigh Hungerford Castle & Nunney Castle