Category Curiosities

B&B Doll’s House

Local museums can be a cornucopia of curiosities. Part of their attraction is that collections often are so random. The main purpose of my visit to Southend’s Central Museum was to see the treasure trove from the Saxon King’s burial…

Poisson D’Avril

It’s my birthday. I’m not a day over thirty, in my head anyway. For I believe that I’m a sweet young thing who can still get away with wearing short skirts. If you know me personally and think that there’s…

Coleton Fishacre

Until 27th March 2022 you can visit a National Trust property free of charge if you buy a National Lottery ticket or a scratch card. You’ll have to be quick. Sorry if you’re reading this after the event. We decided…

Zennor Mermaid

Here’s a little tale from my past travels to Cornwall. Way down west, a hefty stone’s throw from Land’s End there is a little village called Zennor. I’ve mentioned it before in my A-Z lightning tour of England. In the…

Greenway

Isn’t it funny how we don’t always explore what is immediately on our doorstep? We’d never been to Greenway, the summer getaway of Agatha Christie that is just a stones throw from our own home. But with time off last…