Monthly Archives: March 2012

March – Daffodils

First of all Happy Mothers Day!  Hope any mum’s reading this have had a lovely day. We are half way through March! Where is the time going? I have also realised that my blog will be one year old on April … Continue reading

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Anne Sullivan Macy and Helen Keller – a legacy

Happy International Women’s Day! To mark the occasion I thought I would write a short post about two women I have recently read about, Anne Sullivan Macy and Helen Keller.  Last Saturday marked the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of … Continue reading

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An afternoon in St Ives and Swavesey

St Ives (not the one in Cornwall!) is a market town fifteen miles from Cambridge. It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is great for mooching around on a Saturday afternoon, exploring its fascinating history and picturesque views.  My friend and I spent the afternoon doing just that … Continue reading

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Houses of Parliament and Augustus Welby Pugin

Houses of Parliament The iconic Houses of Parliament building (also known as The Palace of Westminster) is on our TV screens most days, but have you ever wondered what it’s like inside?  I did, so on Monday I took the … Continue reading

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