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Staycation Day

Sometimes it is lovely to stay in your home town and explore… and in my case, that exploration involved the museum, a film-maker, French lunch, people-watching, and Michael Portillo! The day prior, I was thinking about this weekend being Remembrance Day, and of all the young men who gave absolutely everything so that we may …

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Weekend Away on a Victorian-Era Sailing Ship

You know me, I love anything Victorian/Edwardian – and I love anything boat/water related…  So, this weekend I combined those two passions and spent the entire weekend away on “Pilgrim”, a glorious small tall ship that was built in 1895! Walking along beside Brixham Harbour, it is wonderful to ponder what life was like here …

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Perfect start to a long weekend…

After a rather challenging couple of weeks, and with another huge week ahead, I decided to treat myself to a long weekend… beginning with a day out with a wonderful girlfriend… So, it was off first to Exeter on the train… …not a bad view from the train… …delicious sustenance to provide energy for our …

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My Horse-Drawn Journey back to the 1890s

Anyone who knows me knows that I am very much a Victorian/Edwardian girl at heart – complete with a wardrobe to match!  So, when I heard about the opportunity to ride in an authentic and historic 1800s carriage, recreating a nostalgic journey in the actual coach, the ‘Tantivy’, that last travelled the same route in …

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Steam Trains, Owls and Abbeys

Yesterday, a friend and I went exploring on the South Devon Railway Buckfast Abbey and back via beautiful Devon countryside.  So, where does the owl come in?  You’ll just have to scroll and see… Somehow a man checking his smart-phone doesn’t really fit the image… I love old newspapers, and especially ones that feature critical …

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