– 2018/104 – birthday weekend, part 1

I had a fabulous birthday.  Fabulous, daaaahling! After sending the boys to school we leisurely drove to Babington House where we had a most delicious lunch with friends and then chilled out in the spa.  You know when you’re so relaxed that you lose the sense of time? That. Can you believe it was once […]

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– 2018/101 – ‘Hay’ day…

I had the loveliest of Sundays… I hope you did too! The Hay Festival is one of the most famous literary festivals in the world, it take place in the town of ‘Hay on Wye’ and it welcomes 250,000 visitors each year.   A chap called Richard Booth is credited with transforming the town into a […]

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– 2018/94 – an afternoon with the Stones…

Believe it or not, Mr M had never seen Stonehenge before Sunday despite living all his life less than two hours away… that had to be remedied. The boys were busy (and had already been anyway) so we had an impromptu date and drove through the glorious sunny British countryside, yellow fields, not a cloud […]

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– 2018/85 – Westbury Court Gardens

I joined the National Trust.  For Christmas we gave my parents a membership and they’ve began to explore the local attractions, and since I can’t resist any place I haven’t been before AND I’m a firm believer in getting to know the place you live I intend to join them as much as I can. […]

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– 2018/81 a day in Bath

I was going to talk to you about the latest book I read, which I really enjoyed and left me wanting to read more… but instead I got roped into driving my parents and their guest to Bath for the day. (Actually, I was going to write about it yesterday but ended up spending 3 […]

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– 2018/66 – postcards from Joshua Tree National Park, Ca

This place is truly magical.  The  West entrance, and the town of Joshua Tree are only an hour’s drive from Palm Springs but it felt like travelling back in time a few centuries… A day ticket for the park is $25 and you can buy it at the gate from the Rangers. The name Joshua […]

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– 2018/65 – postcards from Palm Springs, Ca

Another couple of things ticked off my list of things to do in Palm Springs: first up the obligatory drive by Frank Sinatra’s house (he’s buried in PS… that trip will have to wait till next time) the gate was open and I was going to have a little peak inside (the pool you can […]

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– 2018/64 – postcards from Palm Spring, Ca

A day of 2 halves. Early morning walk in the neighbourhood and short hike.  By myself, because my children are lazy and the husband is still not a walking model. It was a glorious morning. On the top of that little hill, in full sun, the Coachella valley spread in front of me I took […]

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– 2018/62 – postcards from Palm Springs, Ca

Day 2. Palm Spring Vintage market takes place on the first Sunday of every month. How lucky was that! I bought this incredible quilt top from a lady who gave me a discount because I was able to tell her that it was a postage stamp quilt set in a trip around the world pattern. […]

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