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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wild Weather, Fantastic Fish and a Win at “Port Wenn”

After a solid, restful sleep we awoke to the sounds of a ferocious gale and rain – unseasonal (lol, apparently) easterly winds were set in and driving rain horizontally at the mainland – lovely day to go touring we said. It was cold, and to be honest I would much rather have stayed in bed … Continue reading »

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Rilla Mill

Today was a rest day, so we decided to do only things that were relaxing. We decided on a walk into west Looe, mostly because we did not find a butcher during yesterday’s shopping. We took the high path and re glad that we did – high tide and my vision of a Cornish town … Continue reading »

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Pasty

Pasty Now we have come to Cornwall for many reasons, we have always wanted to drive the coasts and have a vested interest in pasties (given my mum insists she makes them 100% authentically, being a Cornish lass herself) …. Today we got to do some of that. Single nights in a B&B are hard … Continue reading »

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A Drive, a Mount, a Cream Tea

After packing the car we set off for Otterton Mill in Devon, as the first leg in our drive to Cornwall. This working mill was, sadly, not working today but the workings were interesting as was our first Devon “cream tea” which is essentially amazing scones, beautiful artisan jam and the most astonishing cream. Local … Continue reading »

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A Wet Bath and a visit to the Underworld

After a wet night, we awoke to grey skies and blustery drizzle but were determined to see as much of Bath as we could. We walked up to a local bus stop and community bussed into the city centre. This places huge and quaint and most buildings are faced with a soft limestone unique to … Continue reading »

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Henges Rock, OK

After a leisurely breakfast, we packed up lunch (a nice healthy salad and some fruit, trying to watch the calorie intake for a while) and headed out in the car into the countryside towards Avebury Along the way near Cherhill we saw a huge chalk horse, a petraglyph, in the side of the hill. It … Continue reading »

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France to Bath, Transit

A day late but it we a huge day, let me explain. We got up early to finish packing then drag them to the Eurostar terminal at Gard Nord. All according to plan, we cleared customs and were on the train back to the UK in no time. We arrived at St Pancras then dragged … Continue reading »

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Rest day, let’s do lunch.

We have, quite wisely it has turned out, planned rest days where there is very little agenda. This is a great idea because we have exhausted ourselves completely in Paris, but in doing so we have seen so much and I hope got a real feel for the place. Today was our rest day, we … Continue reading »

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Shopping and a near lethal afternoon tea

After ignoring the alarm, we awoke, showered and dressed and headed down to a local cafe, Chez Prune, for coffee au lait/tea and a croissant while the Saturday morning world went by. We relaxed, read, iPadd’d and generally felt Parisienne as we navigated clumsily the menu and the bill, much to the amusement of the … Continue reading »

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Versailles et Le Tour Eiffel

After a welcome sleep, my morning walk to the boulangerie yielded a pair of escargot and a lovely sugar crusted brioche and a baguette. After a brief but yummy breakfast, we packed a chunk of Brie, some fruit and bread then set off to navigate the Metro and change services to get us to Versailles. … Continue reading »

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