The Church of the Storms – Church Cove Gunwalloe

Friday, 29th May 2015

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We’re doing well with the walking this week aren’t we?  Considering life is so busy you know? Walking, knitting, sewing, blogging etc etc.  Love it! Continue reading

Penrose Top Path

Thursday, 28th May 2015

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I took myself off for a walk around the top path of Penrose Estate on Thursday.  The sun was sort of shining in between the clouds, and sometimes the sky was even quite blue –  but it was very windy. Continue reading

Harcourt Arboretum

Wednesday, 27th May 2015

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Before leaving Oxford we visited Harcourt Arboretum. Part of the University of Oxford, it is 130 acres of trees, rhododendrons, bluebell woods and wildflower meadows, just 5 or 6 miles outside of Oxford City Centre. Continue reading

Pretty at Penrose

Friday 22nd May, 2015

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I took myself off for a stroll around Penrose today, I haven’t been for a while.  It’s all very pretty with the bluebells still in flower alongside red campion, cow parsley, buttercups and daisies.  The foxgloves are just coming into flower now as well.

I’m sure I heard a cuckoo!  I had a listen on utube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WcxRaMmIM) and it’s definitely the same sound.  I couldn’t see him anywhere, though he sounded quite close.  Then, in the distance I heard an owl twitwooing – something must have woken him from his sleep. Continue reading

The Keeper of the Kiddlywink!

Tuesday, 19th May 2015

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I’ve been reading my Medieval Flower Book by Celia Fisher which discusses how flower illustration was used in medieval herbals and manuscripts, and gives masses of interesting information about the uses – and abuses of flowers – in those days. It’s an informative history of flowers as they are portrayed in medieval art  and beautifully illustrated too!

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