Out and About

Pub Crawl

April 3, 2012

The Lord of the Manor loves Pubs.

And who can blame him?

Gorgeous old buildings overflowing with charm and character.

Delicious drinks, yummy food and always a welcoming atmosphere.

Living in California we’re a little short on the Pub front so when we visit England, it’s all Pubs all the time!

These are just a few of the ones we visited on our last trip!

This is a bit of a sad sight …  It’s the Lord of the Manor’s ultimate Pub which unfortunately was destroyed in a fire last year.  But happily it’s being rebuilt and we can’t wait to visit The Pandora when it’s been restored to its former glory!

Only in England!

I hope you enjoyed the Pub Crawl!  Thanks for visiting!

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Far and Away

November 7, 2011

Follow me along this pretty country path …

across the ancient stone bridge …

past the sheep happily grazing on the hill …

through the picture perfect village …

and you will find yourself in another place and time.

This is the beautiful ruin of Castle Corfe in Dorset, England.

Steeped in history, King Edward the Martyr was murdered here in 948 by his scheming step-mother, Queen Elfrida, who wanted to see her own son put on the throne.

The tower was built in the 12th century for King Henry I, son of William the Conqueror.

Sitting high on a hill this impressive castle stood over 60 feet tall.

Its high position and fortified walls kept enemies at bay for hundreds of years.

It is stunning as a ruin today … it must have been spectacular in its day.

The attention to detail is amazing, beautiful archways everywhere.

Castle windows show off the bucolic views of the English countryside.

How many people over the centuries have enjoyed this same idyllic view?

A casualty of the English Civil War, the Castle was ordered to be destroyed by an Act of Parliament in 1646.

Castle Corfe, a place of haunting beauty … I so hope you will visit one day.

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A Day at the Seashore

September 27, 2010

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Guess what I did yesterday?

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Yep!  I had a day at the beach!

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It was a gorgeous sunny day, so we packed up the kids, a picnic, and our buckets and spades!   We thought it might be our last chance before the weather cools down.  I think we made the right decision!

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There were seagulls…

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Sandcastles…

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Sisters in the sea…

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and such beauty!

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Thank you for stopping by!  I love that you come to visit!

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