Category: This and that

The Sullington Yew, Sullington, West Sussex The South Downs is renowned for its ancient churches. Its chalk soils have also proven hospitable to yew trees. Some of the most extensive yew woodlands in the UK (if not Europe) are on the chalk of the North and South Downs in southern England. I had a couple […]

via The South Downs: the Sullington yew — Daniel Greenwood

Um, no it’s not!For some tension-releasing laughs (I’m getting tired of funny animal videos myself), I’m sharing some truly ridiculous gardens I found on a bogus gardening website of non-English-speaking origin, but that’s all I know about it. (I won’t give them a link.) These fussy, intensely high-maintenance ideas are a bizarre contrast to today’s…

via These “Inspiring” Gardens are Hilarious — GardenRant

Nothing fuels creativity like coffee. Voltaire made sure his inspiration never faltered by drinking 40 cups of coffee a day. Balzac conceived plots for his novels by staying up all night drinking coffee. One of our favorite places to get a stimulating cup of brew is the Majestic Cafe in Oporto. Inaugurated in 1921, it has […]

via Café Majestic — Salt of Portugal

This post takes us back to 2017 and shares part of a holiday week. As we are being effected by the coronavirus problems I thought this post would give a little cheer. While holidaying in Norfolk with daughter Jo and son-in-law Rob in the summer of 2017 we were so pleased to find a steam […]

via Our Norfolk Holiday – The Railway Station at Holt — greenbenchramblings

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