Category History

The World of Stonehenge

On Saturday I popped up to London on the 6:39 from Newton Abbot. I love that train. It gets me into Paddington at 9:30 ready for a full day of exploring with my lovely blogging companion Aril from Gnat Bottomed…

Exeter Chiefs

I had a Damascus moment in my late forties when I discovered rugby. It’s the tactical nature of  play that appeals coupled with the delight of seeing  a load of blokes throwing themselves around. It reminds me of the olden…

Tinner’s Rabbits

The Tinner’s Rabbits are a wonderfully clever symbol that repeats itself around Devon churches. It is depicted in stained glass and, most frequently carved in the bosses of their roofs.  Yet similar imagery is not restricted to these parts. It…

George and Louisa

Here’s a little nook in the home that I share with my boys. I know its provenance as it was built by the grandfather of a neighbour. George Lovell, lived here with his wife Louisa. It was her who gave…

Brixham UFO

When I went in search on Pixabay for a photo to illustrate today’s post I was after a real live Brixham UFO. But there wasn’t any. A few of the sceptics would say there’s a reason for that but I…