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Mên-an-Tol Standing Stones, Cornwall.

On the wildest, most westerly moors in Cornwall there is a group of standing stones quite unlike any others in Britain. The central stone of Mên-an-Tol (Cornish for “the hole stone”) is a… Continue reading

Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

At 5.30pm today, 9th September, the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. This record had previously been held by Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years, 7 months, and 2… Continue reading

I passed my driving test!

I will always remember spending the summer of 2015 on the road. Well, the roads within a 5 mile radius of the driving test center, meticulously preparing for a practical test. At the… Continue reading

A bracing walk along the clifftops at Carn Gloose

Early September is my favorite time of the year – still sunny, but with a crisp chill in the air that promises all the beauty of Autumn just around the corner. A great… Continue reading

Lanyon Quoit standing stones, Cornwall.

An ingenious blackbird learns to feed his (second) brood

The blackbirds in our garden have managed quite a coup this year – raising two broods in one season. Or as we like to say, double trouble. These baby birds are boisterous, noisy,… Continue reading

Taking time out for my Dad

I’m really sorry that I’ve been away for so long and I haven’t blogged in the last few weeks. I fully intended to, but I’ve been busy taking care of my Dad. Looking… Continue reading

Jurassic World – Treating Raptors Right

Jurassic World is a fantastic dinosaur movie and an awesome action film. I was lucky enough to see the movie in Imax 3D, and the experience was completely mind-blowing. I was astounded by… Continue reading

Sewing the perfect vintage day dress for spring (Sew-Easy 3296)

The weather is just starting to get warmer in Britain, and at last we can enjoy the outdoors again. It’s the time of year when you start thinking about floral prints and floaty… Continue reading