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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

We stumbled across The Lost Gardens of Heligan around six years ago after finding a leaflet in the local tourist office. We decided to spend the day there even though we didn’t really know what to expect and, I recall to this day, how we were both blown away by the beauty of this botanical garden. 566 more words

Adventures At Home

A Visit To Land's End

Of all the times we’ve been to Cornwall, I can never remember actually visiting Land’s End – the headland which is the most westerly point of England, and the closest point to the North American Continent.  361 more words

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EVENT: Free Community Open Day, Winter 2014

Twice a year – spring and winter – the National Trust opens the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Experience to the local community free of charge. The next free Winter Community Open Day will be held on Saturday 8th November from 9am, with last admissions at 4pm. 105 more words

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Review: Historic Dockyard Chatham

October is birthday month, and what better way to spend it than quality time with the family – at a museum of course! As birthday girl, I got to choose – I wanted somewhere new but close enough we could drive to with a screaming baby. 1,597 more words


National Trust: Polesdon Lacey

We are big National Trust fans. The first Christmas after Monkey was born, my parents kindly brought us an annual pass and it was one of the best presents we had ever been given. 601 more words

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Crabs...do you suppose they get crabby after being caught countless times during crabbing?

I wouldn’t like to be a crab; not because they are incapable of walking forwards, or backwards for that matter; I suppose I would eventually get used to the idea of turning away from my intended destination in order to reach it plus having to periodically stop and turn to make sure I was still heading in the right direction; and not because their table manners are not up to scratch, the way they shovel their food in with both pincers makes my son’s table manners look positively perfect. 568 more words

Family Days Out

Picnics, pumpkins....pensive.

This weekend saw the annual Pumpkin Fest at National Trust Castle Ward, and as always it lived up to all expectations and more! J and S remembered the day from last year and were really looking forward to it and little L was very excited about all the wonderful ‘pumptkins’. 528 more words

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