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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

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