Category Archives: Devon 2001

The end

And so, the start of the long journey home. First we had to pay for the electricity we’d used so I had to deal with the Dillons. Meanwhile, Mirinda managed to seal the cats piss room so it would be … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Mirinda was up and ready to go at 10am, something unheard of. We left for A la Ronde, one of the more original National Trust properties. It’s a 16 sided house designed and built in the late 1700’s. The Parminter … Continue reading

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National Trust day

Set off for Killerton, the home of the baronets of Acland. The park was closed because of foot and mouth but the house and garden were open. It’s not your normal stately home, more a gentleman’s country seat. All appeared … Continue reading

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In Jane’s pen-steps

Woke up feeling lots better. I’ve had a touch of the flu for the last few days and gone through a million tissues. This morning (after first good night’s sleep) feeling much better and coincides with beautiful blue skies. Mirinda … Continue reading

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Into Exeter

Exeter is a big city with a lovely cathedral. I bought a particularly interesting book on the wood carvings inside the cathedral. Yeah, I know, sounds a bit anorak-y but actually quite interesting. Besides, anorak implies one remembers it all … Continue reading

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A trawl along the coast of Devon

Our first stop was Branscombe which claims to be the longest village in England – it certainly went for a long time, down a very steep hill. I was amazed when Neville made it. Stopped at St Winifred’s, a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Situation rectification

After a desperate trip into Sidmouth to find a chemist which also included a fry-up breakfast, a pint of Otter in the Tudor Rose, a walk along the beach front and a trip to Waitrose and a Spar, we returned … Continue reading

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Cat Piss Place

Set off very late for Boswell Farm. We decided to go via the A31 rather than the usual A303, and across the New Forest. Therefore had a lovely lunch at Ringwood in an old store in the centre of the … Continue reading

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