Hull’s Fascinating Museums

Hull’s Fascinating Museums

You often don’t appreciate what’s on your doorstep – and the museums in Hull are a case in point.  The Wilberforce Museum, the Streetlife Museum and the East Riding and Hull Museum are all within a very short distance of each other – and all...
Letters, words, books!

Letters, words, books!

Robert Smail’s Printing Works in Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders is a must-visit for anyone interested in the printed word. The Natioanl Trust for Scotland has saved and preserved this gem of a place, which still prints items for local and NTS needs. The...
Donegal

Donegal

Back in Donegal after too many years’ absence and it’s as lovely as ever. A tea-time trip to Tramore Beach overlooking the Gweebarra Estuary: there was one other person on the beach…  Back in Portnoo we spent much of the time watching the weather...
Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall

Unlike many ‘stately homes’, Haddon Hall is not approached by a grand driveway through stately avenues and rolling parkland. Perched on a rocky outcrop it more resembles a castle than a mansion, with an approach which no carriage or coach would have been...
Brittany in Summer

Brittany in Summer

Blue sea, blue sky – suddenly it’s summer in Brittany. This is the view from Cap Frehel but there are stunning panoramas all along the coast, including deserted stretches of sand, curving bays, rocky promontories and the odd boat making its way across the...
The Wild (South) West

The Wild (South) West

In spite of very variable weather – sun, wind, rain – we did get to visit lots of gardens here in Cornwall, and there are plenty to choose from. We chose Godolphin, Tregwainton, Trelissick, Lanhydrock and a little gem: Bonython. On the way back we also...

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