Caption Fun #30 ~ The UK in miniature :)

By: sandiquiz, 4:52 PM GMT on April 18, 2015

Link to Blog ONE - Buckfast if you haven't seen it yet :)

Link to Blog TWO - Brixham and William III, if you haven't seen it yet :)


On day three of my Devon visit I decided to re-visit Babbacombe Model Village, seen about 30 years ago.

The model village at Babbacombe was opened in 1963 by Tom Dobbins.

Two photos "stitched" together o...

Updated: 3:10 PM GMT on April 23, 2015

Torbay, Brixham and William III

By: sandiquiz, 10:57 AM GMT on April 11, 2015

Link to Buckfast if you haven't seen it yet :)

After leaving the Monastery of Buckfast, I headed south to the far side of Torbay and the fishing village of Brixham.

The position of Tor bay in an eastward facing cove, about 8 miles across, means it is out of the prevailing westerly winds. Its sandy beaches and mild climate have given rise to the nickname of the English Riviera.

The top of the lette...

Updated: 7:51 AM GMT on April 13, 2015

Day one - Buckfast Abbey

By: sandiquiz, 2:29 PM GMT on April 05, 2015

Mini-vacation, day one

Since the clocks went forward last weekend, it is dark again at 5am in the morning!

At five o'clock on the first day of my mini-vacation, I drove quietly out of my drive and away on a journey that would take me 250 miles south. I suddenly realised that I hadn’t driven any distance in the dark for months… MK has street lights, but the country lanes I followed for the first 50 miles were really ...

Updated: 11:17 AM GMT on April 06, 2015

Happy Easter To All

By: sandiquiz, 7:11 AM GMT on April 04, 2015

Thanks to all who commented on the previous, Richard III blg.

I am back from the south, only to head north in a short while, to visit my elderly aunt.
She wants to go to the local nursery, so we might fit in a walk around the lake as well....if only I can keep up with an very active 87 year old!!

Will be back tomorrow to write a new blog, with photos.... just a few of the 700 I took!!! lol

#46 AWOL/Rabbits and EASTER :) The internment of Richard III

By: sandiquiz, 5:22 PM GMT on March 23, 2015

Richard III was the last Yorkist king of England, whose death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 ended the Wars of the Roses. He was the last English king to die on the battlefield.

Richard was born on 2 October 1452 at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire. His father was Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, and his mother Cecily Neville.

Richard died on August 22, 1485 at the final Battle of the Wars...

Updated: 8:38 PM GMT on March 30, 2015

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