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Whenever there’s a chance, I take it. A glimpse of the Theatre Royal’s Messenger sculpture in Plymouth always impresses, and I don’t think I will ever have taken enough photographs. Standing astride the entrance, the…


Back In Time 

“Stop,” I asked, a little too loudly, and luckily, Mr Word Loft steered to a halt. I pointed eagerly at bunches of mixed chrysanthemums waving ‘buy us’ from a roadside stall on a country lane….


Cotehele in the Autumn 

“Good idea.” With grey clouds circling, I readily agreed to Mr Word Loft’s suggestion of visiting Cotehele. Whatever the weather, the house and grounds have much to offer, including The Barn restaurant. The parsnip and…

The Box, Plymouth

At The Box 

It’s happened. My first trip to The Box in Plymouth. A whole year has gone by since my failed attempt to book a visit online when the cultural centre opened before last winter’s lockdown. The…


About Time Too! 

Apart from last week, many of my blog posts have included references to Mount Edgcumbe’s stately home and gardens. I photographed them from a distance when visiting Plymouth’s Mutton Cove, Mount Wise and Royal William…


Making Memories 

Strictly Come Dancing’s launch last month showed Saltram House and Gardens, where actor Greg Wise was introduced to his dancing partner, Karen Hauer. It’s the place where he and his wife Emma Thompson filmed Sense…


Mutton Cove 

What a curious name. One that conjures up images of swashbuckling pirates and sheep, like a bizarre dream. Despite living in the vicinity since 1989, I hadn’t heard of the locale before. So when I…