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Painshill Park – Cobham, Surrey

Painshill Park - Cobham, Surrey I had seen the sign for Painshill Park and heard about it for about 30 years before I actually visited.  I remember driving past it as a child, and I worked about 5 minutes away for nearly 10 years. I have no idea why I hadn't been before and once… Continue reading Painshill Park – Cobham, Surrey

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Easedale Tarn – Grasmere – Lake District

One of my favourite walks in the Lake District is Easedale Tarn near Grasmere.  Like many walks in the Lakes it has a bit of everything; country lanes, babbling streams, fields, waterfalls, old bridges, steep paths, picnic spots, cows, tarns and stunning views.  I first discovered it about 8 years ago in one of my… Continue reading Easedale Tarn – Grasmere – Lake District

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Savill Gardens, Windsor Great Park

Savill Gardens in Spring - Beautiful Azaleas and Rhododendrons

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Summer At The Cornish Cafe – Books

I love books....I mean I really love books.  I have thousands.  They've escaped the confines of the bookcases and shelving and now spread throughout the house in zig-zagging piles in the corridors and in every room.  I think my husband would like it if I had less books...the fact that I got another 12 for… Continue reading Summer At The Cornish Cafe – Books

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Carters Steam Fair

One of my friends once joked, that I was born in the wrong century and I should have been born in the nineteenth century.  I'm not entirely sure it was actually a joke and probably not far from the truth.  Although I embrace modern technology, I'm a firm fan of anything vintage. So when I… Continue reading Carters Steam Fair

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Savill Garden – Windsor Great Park

I first discovered Savill Gardens about 3 years ago when William was a baby and I was looking for nice places to take him for a walk and picnic.  I had been going to Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water since I was at University in the 90's, but having always loved my routine walk I… Continue reading Savill Garden – Windsor Great Park

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Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

As a child I wasn’t allowed to watch much TV, I had my regular cartoons and Worzel Gummidge which I loved.  My mum was not a big TV watcher, but what we always, without fail, sat down to enjoy was a good Agatha Christie.  Be it Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, we were hooked.  I… Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Greenway, Devon – National Trust

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Steve Sherris – Scilly Isles Artist

Tucked away on Silver Street in Hugh Town on St Marys, is the Silver Street Gallery showcasing the work of Steve Sherris.  This is his working studio and he has a stunning array of prints and original paintings featuring so many beautiful parts of The Scilly Isles; its nature, landscapes, seascapes boats and island life.… Continue reading Steve Sherris – Scilly Isles Artist

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The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

The Scilly Isles have been on my bucket list for a very long time – originally I thought I could do a daytrip from Penzance, but after reading about the islands there seemed just so much to do, that a few hours, I thought, was never going to satisfy my thirst for exploration of England’s… Continue reading The Isles of Scilly – St Marys

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St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance

The iconic image of St Michael's Mount, just off the coast of the village of Marazion is perhaps one of the West Country's most recognisable. Here lies St Michael's Mount, a majestic medieval castle and church built upon a large granite rock with far reaching views out to sea and towards Penzance.  This is perhaps… Continue reading St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Penzance