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    First sight of the lemurs basking in the sun

    Earlier this summer the Cub, Bee and I joined some friends for a day out at The Wild Place, near Bristol in South-West England.  I hadn’t heard of this zoological park but was pleasantly surprised with what we discovered here.  

  • Warwick Castle is under siege.  It 1642 and the middle of the English Civil War and Royalists are camped outside the castle, held by Parliamentarians.  The invaders have bought cannon with them…

  • Just off the south coast of the westernmost tip of Cornwall lies the tiny island of St Michael’s Mount.  You’ve probably heard of its doppelgänger, Mont St. Michel in France, and…

  • Imagine what it must be like to discover something lost to living memory. Rather like Mary Lennox stumbling across her secret garden in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic, the Lost Gardens…

  • The buildings of the Shambles widen as they rise; it is said that two men in opposite houses could reach out across the street and shake hands. It certainly is…

  • As a native of Devon, it pains me somewhat to have to admit that I do quite like Cornwall.  Traditional Westcountry rivalry aside, we have visited Fowey for the last…