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Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall

This is one of my favourite views in Britain, sitting on the cliffs looking at Godrevy Lighthouse. Virginia Woolf visited this lighthouse in 1892, and it is often said that it inspired her… Continue reading

Harvest Time

Autumn is always a busy time in the natural world, so much bounty to be gathered and stored before winter comes along. This afternoon I saw a farmer harvesting the hay in his… Continue reading

Becoming a Butterfly Breeder

Over the past couple of months, I have been learning how to become a butterfly keeper. I started off with no expectations from a pet insect, but to my surprise my relationship with… Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake

This evening I had a great time painting a cake stand at my local pottery painting studio – I can’t wait to see what it looks like once it’s glazed and fired in… Continue reading

I Got Stripes

Here is nextdoor’s cat modelling this season’s must-have look – stripes.

Tea and Cake at Betty’s, York

I have always wanted to go to Betty’s tea rooms in York. Modelled on the luxurious 1930’s interiors of the Queen Mary, the very name of “Betty’s” conjures images of elegance from a… Continue reading

The last bloom of summer?

Our patio rose bush has surprised us all and produced a few rose buds this week… could it be the last fling of Summer before Autumn sets in? I hope so; let’s enjoy… Continue reading

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