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A Conversation...

Bookhound and I were having one of our conversations the other day, it went a bit like this... Me : 'Clocks go back this weekend.' Him : 'That means it's only five weeks to Advent and the C*******s bough coming into the kitchen.' Me : 'But surely it was only last week we packed the deccies away and put them in the loft...' And we suddenly realised that this year had somehow vanished, and we have no real markers for it other than those we'd prefer to forget. No month in New Zealand obviousl...
Tags: Books, UK, 2020, New Zealand, Devon, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Country Life, Don, Falmouth, Dovegreyreader, Cotehele, North Cornwall, St Raphael Huccaby, Coleton Fishacre


The World of Wolf Hall

Standing at the check-out in Waterstones the other day and a little pile of books caught my eye... The World of Wolf Hall - A Reading Guide to Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies A free 50 page booklet that will also be published free on Kindle.  'Please do take one,' said the assistant. 'Ahead of the release of The Mirror & the Light, the stunning conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy, revisit two of the most celebrated novels of our time. Bringing the opulent, brut...
Tags: Books, Harry Potter, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, Waterstones, Wolf, Henry Viii, Henry, HILARY, Thomas Cromwell, Cromwell, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, 2019, Cotehele, Tamar Valley


In which we discover Rena Gardiner at Cotehele...

Cotehele House, just across on the Cornish side of the Tamar Valley, is one of our go-to spring visits. If the apple blossom is out in our little orchard Devon-side... ...then the orchard at Cotehele will be looking superb, and we weren't wrong. and there was misteltoe, I'm not sure I've noticed that before, or seen it growing anywhere else... It was such a lovely day we by-passed a wander through the house and stayed in the grounds before heading in for lunch and the shop. It was quiet and w...
Tags: Books, Cornwall, Devon, 2016, Dorset, Salisbury, Epsom, Cornish, Salisbury Cathedral, Rena, Lulworth Cove, Dovegreyreader, Arts & Crafts, Bookhound, Swanage, Mostly Knitting


Memories of childhood at a Cornish watermill

St Dominic, Tamar Valley: Marie Lorraine Martin’s paintings depict the seasons at Cotehele mill in the early 19th centuryFrom the door of the dim church tower, with its window portraying Saint Dominica and her brother Saint Indract, we emerge into the glare of spring sunshine to follow the coffin of our mother who has died, aged 101 years. Overhead, the rooks caw and perch in pairs near refurbished nests; bright celandine and pale primrose gleam around the old slate headstones, and ramsons colon...
Tags: Environment, Birds, Wildlife, Rural affairs, Plants, Spring, Dominica, Dominic Tamar Valley, Marie Lorraine Martin, Cotehele, Saint Indract