Notebook Collection: St Micheals Mount, Cornwall

Just off the coast of Marazion, Cornwall, is a tiny island, known as St Micheals Mount. When the tide is low, you can walk across the beach, down the causeway to the island itself, and explore the abbey turned home that sits at the top. A dark, blustery day just adds to the drama here.… Continue reading Notebook Collection: St Micheals Mount, Cornwall

Notebook Collection: Winchester Cathedral

Winchester was the capital of ancient Sussex. Alfred the Great established Winchester as his base when he started to unite together the disparate parts of what would be England. He's still there today, commanding the High Street opposite the Town Hall. It always seemed a magical place to me, a world away from the sixties… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Winchester Cathedral

Notebook Collection: Weald and Downland Museum

I've be coming to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum since I was a child. It's an endlessly fascinating place, especially if you love history which I do. The site covers 50 acres and is filled with houses and workplaces dating from history. Some also have their interiors filled with historical objects. There are… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Weald and Downland Museum

Notebook Collection: Hellfire Caves, UK

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The Hellfire Caves. If that's not a name to spark your imagination, I don't know what is. The caves weren't originally called that and their purpose is rather mundane. During various harvest failures in the 17th century, the local lord commissioned the caves to be mined for chalk that would then be used to create… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Hellfire Caves, UK

Notebook Collection: Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

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Without doubt one of the best (and most expensive) places I've ever visited is The Making of Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros Studios. I've posted about one of my visits before and can utterly recommend it. My other half, who hasn't read the books or seen all of the films, absolutely loved it. He… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

Notebook Collection: Shakespeare’s Globe, London

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"We are such stuff as dreams are made of." Shakespeare's Globe, situated in Southwark in London, was the dream of actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Sadly he never got to see it finished as it was completed in 1997, four years after he passed away. ┬áIt stands as a testament to his perseverance, taking 20… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Notebook Collection: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Florence

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Seven years ago I visited Florence, Italy. It's a beautiful city, its slender streets packed with history and more scooters than you could shake an expresso at. It's also the birthplace of Leonardo Da Vinci. Da Vinci was an illegitimate child who grew up to be one of the finest minds the world has ever… Continue reading Notebook Collection: Leonardo Da Vinci Museum, Florence

Notebook Collection: The Eden Project

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I've decided to post more about my notebook collection and to that end, I'll be putting up a post about a particular notebook about once a month. Hopefully this will be of interest to fellow notebook nuts like me. I've even made a new menu link up the top where I'll stash all notebook related… Continue reading Notebook Collection: The Eden Project