Category Archives: Travel and History

A Look at Cornwall (4): The Magic of Tintagel

On the second full day of our week in Cornwall last year – a Monday – we set off from Newlyn in the south-west of the county where we were staying, and headed north-east for 63 miles to the site … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds

On Sunday we headed up to Leeds in West Yorkshire for another visit to the Royal Armouries Museum. It’s a 70 mile journey from where we live near Newark and took us about an hour and twenty minutes. We’ve been to … Continue reading

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Gullfoss Waterfall with a Shake (Subtitle: I Really Need a Tripod!)

I intended to show the video (below) on the post I wrote in early October about some of the sites we’d visited during our holiday in Iceland. (A glimpse of Iceland). Well… I can come up with several excuses for … Continue reading

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Burnby Hall and Gardens

With 2016 racing towards its end I thought I ought to write up about some of the many places we’ve visited around the UK this year. I’ve already posted some of them, as well as a couple of posts about … Continue reading

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