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An autumn walk on the wild side with spiders, squirrels & crocs

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The Finch Foundry Devon is celebrating its 20th anniversary since it was rescued from delapidation by the National Trust in 1994

When we get our copy of the National Trust News & Events paper, I always know there will be something of interest to circle or asterix; and page 2 from the Spring 2014 edition has been pinned to my noticeboard for some … Continue reading

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Castle Drogo: where modern battlements & fortifications became the hopes and aspirations of a 19th century business magnate

It’s not often I find myself in awe of scaffolding, but when it’s housing the deteriorating grandeur of a Lutyen designed castle, one cannot help but be taken aback by the scale of this gigantic project taken on by the National Trust. … Continue reading

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The traditional family Sunday: roast dinner, family walks….

Have you noticed that as you get older the memories of your childhood become rosier and cosier? The expression ‘through rose tinted glasses’ becomes less of a euphemism and more of a way of instilling into your children just how … Continue reading

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Get away from it all on Brownsea Island

When I wrote about the boat trip to Brownsea Island, (the post can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/lu3tqs3 ) I refrained from taking you on a guided tour around the island itself, because I didn’t want to spoil it for you. But with the … Continue reading

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The Ancient Whisperings of Dorset’s Lewesdon Hill. Shhh….it’s a secret.

The ancients were a wily lot who knew a thing or two about the safest place to inhabit although I cannot help but think they were also better equipped to deal with the high winds that seem to be a permanent feature … Continue reading

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Montacute House, home to Lord Curzon & Elinor Glyn

As I walked through the kitchen area that was packed with various boxes and paraphernalia of a ‘closed for the winter’ National Trust property and was led up to the office area, I felt non-plussed as I made my way … Continue reading

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