Exmoor – “Walking and Sightseeing” V

The last day – guess what – there was a problem with my packed lunch! The bag holding it collapsed and there were no blueberry bars so they replaced it with a peanut bar (which I wouldn’t accept – I hate peanuts). The manager was there for once and he got a new bag but…

Exmoor – “Walking and Sightseeing” IV

No problems with the lunch on Wednesday, when we got the minibus to Dunster. Our walk started by going through the deer park and along a river past the Gallox Bridge in the castle grounds. As we moved further away from the car park we had views of the castle from the back. After climbing…

Exmoor – “Walking and Sightseeing” III

The next day, Monday, was a free day as some people were leaving and others arriving. After breakfast I started writing some postcards and then had a break to follow the “Holnicote Estate Walk”, which was in fact a walk through the grounds of the house. This started at the house and led past Gun…

Exmoor – “Walking and Sightseeing” II

The next day my packed lunch was again missing – but Ellie sorted it out again! All the groups took a coach to a place called Barna Barrow quite high up on the moor. It started quite misty and damp but cleared up quite soon. At one point we had a view across to Lynmouth…

Exmoor “Walking and Sightseeing” I

The start of July saw me heading for Exmoor. A slow drive on the Friday with lots of traffic queues. I was based at Holnicote House, near Selworthy. This is now a National Trust Property used by hf holidays, but it used to be the holiday residence of the owners of the Holnicote Estate. Cream…

Jubilee Weekend

A week or two before the jubilee weekend the local postbox acquired a relevant “hat” ….. ….. and we put up decorations in the café/community centre on the week before the actual Jubilee . On the Monday and Tuesday of the Jubilee week the café served “high tea” with sandwiches, scone with cream and jam,…

Go to an athletics match

As my great nephew was competing, after going church I went along to watch (part of) an athletics match for the Wessex region. I know the track well as it is part of the school field at the place where I used to teach. The weather was good so I enjoyed sitting and chatting to…

Seventy Years Ago

…..the queen came to the throne and….. ….. we were born! So I invited lots of people from (almost) all parts of my life…… …..to a buffet lunch to celebrate (not on my birthday}. There were family….. ….local friends… …a pupil from when I first started teaching – who travelled down from Dundee!! She is…

Easter!

Cards, flowers and chickens – and the chickens….. ……contain eggs. Also one of my Christmas cactuses thinks it might also be an Easter cactus. What have these to do with Easter? Good question! Not much? Or the chickens and the flowers might signify new life and the flowers, cards and chocolate are a celebration. So?…

More jigsaws!

For Christmas and my birthday I got 4 jigsaws. I had previously bought 2 from a charity shop – when there were lots after lockdowns ended – and at Christmas was halfway through one of those. After finishing it I decided I had better get some other jobs done and then started the 500 piece…