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Brunch and Buttered Toast.

There’s something so irresistible about chunky, home-made, toasted bread and real butter. Especially on a Sunday morning, when Vic and I love to treat ourselves to Brunch . 286 more words


World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

Plans to generate electricity from the world’s first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.

The six lagoons – four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria – will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines. 235 more words


Abbot Hall: Emma Hart

On display at Abbot Hall Art Gallery is a portrait of Emma Hart, who later became Lady Hamilton. Dating to 1785-1786, the oil on canvas painting is the work of the 18th century English portrait painter George Romney. 66 more words


Blackwell Arts & Crafts House: Dwarf Cabinet

On display in the White Drawing Room is an oak cabinet designed and made by Alec McCurdy. McCurdy was a short term student of Stanley Webb Davies who was a prolific furniture maker of the Arts & Crafts movement based in Windermere. 42 more words


Hill of the Dragon | Sigma DP1 Merrill

Leaden skys hang over Pendragon Castle, Mallerstang, in Cumberland, legendary home of Uther Pendragon, father of King Arthur.

Standing in the remote valley of Mallerstang, Pendragon Castle, built in the 12th Century, is a thing of myth and legend.   104 more words


Hey, Zacketty!

‘Hey, Zacketty!’ That is my call and my call only. No one else in our family calls Zack, our beloved Pyrenean Mountain Dog, by that silly nickname. 615 more words

Blenheim Lodge

Buried skulls & mummified cats

Photo: irisharchaeology.ie

Hello again.

Thought I’d share with you this article from the Irish Archaeology website, about the horse skulls found beneath the excavated remains of houses built in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries. 236 more words