We’ve all seen them, mile after endless mile, zigzagging the countryside. Often hundreds of years old and looking a bit shabby, with contemporary stock fencing running alongside. Comprising of countless tons of stone, gathered from the surrounding fields over the eons and formed into the convoluted boundary structures we see today. The scale of the … Read moreDry Stone Walling
Burnt bits of birch and slightly singed slices of sycamore feature on the Hectic-Eclectic stand at the West of England Game Fair this year. A curious collection of pyroclastic pyrography, where wood, art and fire come together to create something unique and unusual. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Sheep 101. No, Disney haven’t run out of Dalmatians for their latest reboot, and it’s not a wolf-infested room of nightmares in the Ministry of Love. This is sheep 101, the beginners guide to sheep keeping and all things sheep. Heidi and I learned lots of helpful tips, especially about lambing and pest control, but … Read moreSheep 101
Saturday was another 1day12pics challenge, and I was having a quiet day at home baking and doing other crafty things … … I got a little carried away and ended up doing a bakers dozen!
When I saw this weeks photofriday challenge was Landscapes I thought ‘this will be easy, there are loads of landscapes in my catalogue’. But as it turns out I have lots of seascapes, skyscapes, even moonscapes, but very few landscapes that I would want to share. The Daily Post Photo Challenge for the week is … Read moreSomerset
Since we started this blog 2 years ago many things have changed and yet many things stay the same. But as the blog seems to have been a constant I thought it might be time to pay it a little more attention so am doing the WordPress Blogging101 course. Today’s assignment is to “Introduce Yourself … Read moreAbout Us!
I decided to have another go at the 1day12pics challenge … … sadly a complete lack of signal in the valley we were camping in meant my #1day12pics was cut short, but that didn’t stop me capturing … Almost Wordless Wednesday
After such a very busy weekend we had a nice peaceful day out with our Mums at Glastonbury Abbey… My almost Wordless Wednesday post.
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
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
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
What a difference a year makes … both these pictures were taken on January 11th from almost the same place … 2014 2015 I came across this picture I took last year and thought it would be interesting to re-create it this year. The flooding experienced on the levels last year was pretty insane, this … Read moreWhat a difference a year makes
While out and about exploring (aka looking for targets for my new camera) we found ourselves rather peckish. It was getting late in the afternoon, but the very friendly staff at the Mill @ Rode managed to fit us in, and wow was it worth it, the food was superb. I discovered the new settings … Read moreThe Mill @ Rode
We had a little adventure this week with an Archery experience care of a great deal from Amazon local. It was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon and brilliant fun, and the upshot of it is that we are both completely hooked and really want to get a bow of our own! The term … Read moreUpshot of a cock-up