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Margaret

Margaret
Margaret’s main interests are her husband and family, her friends, her home, her garden, writing, literature, architecture, décor, social history, photography, historic houses and gardens, and towns, villages and the countryside. She writes about the things she enjoys: flowers, scent, fine soap, monthly style magazines, and other such small indulgences, such as afternoon tea or simply enjoying her summerhouse with a book. She invites you to enjoy this virtual visit to South Devon, England.

A Tuesday Miscellany

  We haven’t had a really sunny day since Friday when we went to Decoy Country Park.  Never mind, the daffodils here in the study – and those in the kitchen – have brought two spots of brightness into the house. I don’t mind a dull day when I’m off …

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500th Post Giveaway – Re-Draw 18th February 2019

You may recall that when I wrote my 500th post some weeks ago I offered a books giveaway.  42 people entered this giveaway and the winner was Margaret Simpson but although I posted this on my blog, and emailed Margaret no less than on three occasions she hasn’t got back …

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Books & Flowers

It is a miserably wet Saturday.  We’re back with our normal February weather after the blip of sunshine that was yesterday, as if to tempt us into thinking spring had arrived when it’s patently obvious today that it has not. Never mind, we decided to go out for our ‘free’ …

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Friday in the Park

  I really don’t know why we don’t come here more often, it’s such a lovely place and only 20 minutes by car from our home. I am speaking of Decoy Country Park which is situated  on the edge of the market town of Newton Abbot.  It is thought that …

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Thursday Sunshine and Shopping

  Most places look better in sunshine rather than in rain, but sunshine in February is just a taster of spring to come. I’m sorry if this is a very ‘samey’ post because our shopping excursions do follow a similar pattern.  But  before we went to Waitrose this morning we …

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Is Spring Almost Here?

A somewhat insignificant little picture to start with, but oh my goodness, this is the first of the wallflowers coming into bloom.  And how amazing that it’s one that is bright daffodil yellow that has opened first because no other colour heralds spring quite like bright yellow.  Pure white snowdrops …

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Another Monday Medley

This morning I had my five-weekly hair appointment in Totnes.  I didn’t take the photo above this morning – it is a summer-time shot – but if I had managed to stop the car on the old bridge over the River Dart, this is the view I would’ve taken – …

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Castle Tor

One building I didn’t show you yesterday is this ‘castle’.  I say “castle” but it is far from being something built to prevent marauding Torquinians (those who live in Torquay) from storming the ramparts or whatever those trying to take a castle are wont to do. Lincombe Drive has many …

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