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
Yesterday was the Equinox, which means that it is now really Spring! And in a cosmic coincidence there was also a solar eclipse. It feels like Mother Nature is reminding us that light follows darkness and now after the cold, short days of Winter we have the fresh, new potential of Spring. Sadly yesterday was … Read moreSpring Fresh!
Some days finding inspiration for my 365 project is very difficult, and as I often don’t review my pictures until a day or even days later, I have on a few occasions found myself faced with a very poor selection to choose from. To deal with those days I came to the conclusion that the … Read moreAncient Wisdom
We had fun this weekend out hunting for orangey things for this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge. The Daily Post – Photo Challenge Our favourite is “A-barn-doned”, which is yours?
The Daily Post – Photo Challenge Wordless Wednesday
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!
If you were a pirate, what would you do with your plunder? Hide it in a cave? Bury it on an island under a big X? Both good choices. But what if you were a nation of pirates, with 300 years of pirating experience and 8 million pieces of plunder from around the globe … … Read more… and far away places!
Back in January we had a little jaunt to the Big Smoke! We were going to the theatre to see Stomp ( which was amazing ), but figured we should make a weekend of it and check out some of the fabulous museums that are on offer for FREE! I had never been to the … Read moreDistant Galaxies …
We had a lovely few days away in Cornwall which left me with quite a few choices for my Project 365. These first pics were the final choice, but I thought I would share with you the other pics that made the short list. I would really like to know whether you would have picked … Read moreA Toast to the Coast
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
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!
I have completed the first full month of my 365 project and I am a little pleased with myself. Some days have been challenging, and I am quite relieved looking back that it isn’t simply a large collection of pictures of the Robin that visits me every day! One of my favourites was taken on … Read moreJanuary Completed!
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!
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