Category Archives: National Trust visits

Who dun what?

The crane flies in the part of Devon we’re staying in, are big and numerous. More than once I have mistaken one of them for a sparrow as it flew into a lamp. Then, this morning, I was surprised in … Continue reading

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Well, the wipers worked

High up on the rocky hill of Brentor there stands the lonely little church of St Michael de Rupe. It is thought to have been built in around 1130. Why anyone would want to build a church in such a … Continue reading

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No room! No room!

Back in 2008, we almost visited Castle Drogo, the last castle built in England. We were looking for somewhere to take a break but, instead, met a bus in a narrow lane. It was a harrowing experience and, as it … Continue reading

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Black bellied white sheep

Violet Pinwill (1874-1957) was one of those Victorian women who didn’t subscribe to the theory that women should leave everything to men, stay at home and have babies. In fact, she became an expert wood carver, didn’t marry and, as … Continue reading

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Buses and babies

We haven’t been to the Big Easy for ages (the last time for me was when Sally and family had lunch with us and Will ate all the lobster) so it seemed the best choice for lunch today ahead of … Continue reading

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Painted in the style of Rebecca

I’m never sure whether I actually like black pudding or not. I really only ever eat it at B&Bs. There is generally an option of black pudding with the full English breakfast. I will usually have it once per two … Continue reading

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Watch out for this hole

Up at 7 and out for another walk by 8. A gloomy day with rain predicted. This morning I went through Porlock and headed for the shingle beach. I walked along towards Bossington, passing the lime kilns on the way. … Continue reading

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We bought one yesterday!

Up at 6 and set off for a morning ramble along the river – Mirinda remained in bed, fast asleep. The morning was stunning, birds raucous. I headed out along the waters edge for Horsebridge, a very heavy dew wetting … 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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