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Category: Blog


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…


A Purple Type of Day 

I always feel in harmony with nature at Cardinham Woods. Every season brings a change in the scenery. It’s the first time I’ve visited in September, and clumps of feathery heather spikes, their tiny purple…


A Kentish Gem 

We travelled to Kent for a sad occasion, so on arrival at Thurnham, where The Black Horse Inn is a pleasant and fascinating place, we were thrilled by its tranquil surroundings. The bedrooms are up-to-date,…


An Eclectic Landscape 

Luggage unpacked, we hurried off to explore Cricket St Thomas. The drive down by Cricket House had piqued our interest. Rolling hills with wandering cattle and sheep over lush fields surrounding the regency manor house…