Perranuthnoe – one last time?

Wednesday, 16th September 2015

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We thought we’d take our favourite ramble around Perranuthnoe with a little diversion into Marazion.  It’s a lovely walk this one and we nearly always see some interesting birds foraging in the quiet coves along the way.  And it might be the last time……….that’s what I kept thinking as we walked along.

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Kynance Farm and Lower Predannack Downs

Wednesday 3rd May, 2015

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Well, what a sun shiny and exciting day it’s been.

In fact, I was so excited by an email that I opened when I got back from todays walk and started to upload the photographs – that I totally forgot myself and deleted all the photos from the camera before I’d actually imported them to the computer!!!!  Oh no! I hear you scream – that’s not what I said, I can tell you!  I was having palpitations!  I didn’t know whether I should stop worrying about it and be excited (about my email) or cry – from a mixture of excitement and frustration!  I ran in to Mr RR who was having a quiet sit down and shouted OMG guess what I’ve done?  And then….before he’d even gathered his wits to ask what was going on …..I had a brainwave. 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

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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The Way Through the Woods…

Monday, 4th May 2015 (Day 1, week 18)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 331.7 miles (4.6 miles this week)


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Despite the grey clouds and threatening rain I decided to venture up to the woods to see how the bluebells were coming along.  I was not disappointed!  It was astonishing to see the carpet of vivid blue amongst the trees – so difficult to capture on camera, but there are lots of photos here anyway!   Continue reading

Porth Reservoir Walk

Wednesday, 29th April 2015 (Day 3, week 17)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far: 322.1 miles (5.8 miles this week)


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We didn’t know there was a reservoir near Newquay until we found this walk (iWalkCornwall.co.uk).

A fishing competition was in progress so there were loads of guys and girls around the lake preparing to spend the day fiddling with maggots and things.  Who knew they needed so much kit to fish with?  They had their own wheel barrows to get their stuff from the car to the lakeside and then they had tents and chairs and picnic stuff and some even had special seats which actually went into the water so that when they had their waders on they could sit down in the water without getting wet!  How cool is that!! And then of course they had enormous fishing rods and yards and yards of fishing line. I’ll tell you it’s a complicated business this fishing! Continue reading

A Quick Garden Ramble at Trewidden

Sunday 26th April 2015 (Day 7, week 16)

Aiming to walk 1000 miles in a year

Total so far 316.3 miles (10.9 miles this week)


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As you can see, I’m getting a bit behind with the total milage which should be up to 320 miles for week 16.  So – I’ve had a lazy week.  Well, not really.  I had to go back to work this week which reduces the time left for walking.  Never mind, I’m hatching a plan to improve things.

Meanwhile, today we had a quick walk around Trewidden Gardens, which is just outside of Penzance.  We hadn’t visited before and were mighty impressed with their Spring displays of camellia and rhododendron not to mention the chocolate cake!

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