Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Look at Cornwall (3): As I was going to St Ives…

 As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits, Kits, cats, sacks, and wives. How many were going to St. … Continue reading

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A Look at Cornwall (2): Land’s End

Land’s End – or Penn an Wlas in Cornish – was the second site we visited in the far south-west of Cornwall on the first full day of our holiday. It’s located 8 miles west of Penzance at the end … Continue reading

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Blog Award Time – 2

In this post I want to finish off with three more blog awards. The first two are different versions of the same award, with similar rules, so I’ll do these two together. I was nominated for the first award (the … Continue reading

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Blog Award Time – 1

I haven’t done an awards post for well over a year, although I’ve been nominated for several. But I was recently nominated for another two which have shamed me into doing them all, although I intend to fit all seven … Continue reading

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A Look at Cornwall (1): Carn Euny Village

In June last year (2016) Nick and I, accompanied by our blogging daughter Louise (afairymind) at thestorytellersabode, headed down to Cornwall for a week. Cornwall is very beautiful, with stunning scenery both along the coast and inland (as fellow blogger … Continue reading

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Those Awful Stone Steps

Picking up her long skirts, Matilda climbed the stone steps, alternately cursing her aching knees and muttering unseemly criticisms of her husband. Why he couldn’t be like other men and have his workplace on the ground floor instead of eight … Continue reading

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A Fun Day at Warwick Castle – Part 3

This is my third and last post about Warwick Castle in Warwickshire UK, which we visited in August 2015. This time I’d like to show some photos of the event we actually went to Warwick to see: the joust. The … Continue reading

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A Fun Day at Warwick Castle – Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I wrote about the construction and design of the various buildings that have become the Warwick Castle we see today. In this post I’d like to show some of the fun activities laid on … Continue reading

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A Fun Day Out at Warwick Castle – Part 1

I last visited Warwick Castle on a family day out in August, 2015, and have been meaning to write a post about it since then. Well, here’s the first part (it would be far too long as a single post and is … Continue reading

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Happier Times for Mum – FFFAW

Happier Times for Mum It had to be here, somewhere…! It was in his pocket a minute ago, then he’d taken it out to look at – and must have put it back in the wrong pocket. The one with the hole … Continue reading

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