Thursday, 25 March 2010

Near me

Link to google maps showing a memorial to someone who died along further east from the 3 Horseshoes

Article by John Torrance about this bit of road
available as a doc with photo of memorial

Dr Thomas Gilbery Smith in 1904 died "fell dead from his bicycle" thunder and lightening followed.

There's an illustration of this memorial in my AA book of the road from many years ago.

And finally I've tracked it down thanks to googe maps!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Order this hamper when you have guests coming round

Perfect Host Hamper

A hamper full of life’s luxuries for impeccable dinner party entertaining – whatever the occasion. With bubbly, boutique prosecco and irresistible chocolate canap├ęs to start, exclusive red wine for dinner, Costa Rican arabica coffee and luscious truffles, single estate chocolate and zingy after dinner mints to round things off.

It's a way of ensuring your guests are impressed. You could order it on a regular basis for yourself too!

Saturday, 13 February 2010


What sort of bookshelves do you like? I'm after some really nice wooden ones, preferably dark oak to go with my house in Devon. I was wondering whether to get ones wiht doors on as the books would get less dusty that way.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Do you like James Blunt?

I think this is one of the best tracks of his. But I also like that 1973 one too!

Romantic watch for him for valentines day

What a stunning pocket watch this is. It's a beautiful pocket watch, ideal for Nic's wedding outfit! He wants to have a pocket watch and chain as a token of my love for him! How can I not oblige?

Brand: Jean Pierre
Part number: 9G205
Item shape: Round
Display type: Analogue
Case Material: 9ct Yellow Gold
Dial Colour: White
Item weight: 65 grams
Movement: Hand Driven
Warranty type: Manufacturer

Thursday, 11 February 2010

A new bed!

Most people dream of sleeping in a four poster bed, well here's a lovely one at Heals - Heal & Son Ltd Four Poster Bed

Heal's, who has been with the company for 12 years, has developed 4Poster. The restrained yet decadent design is made from solid American black walnut with an upholstered inset panel headboard and simple, fabric drape in emerald green

I'm going to rehang it in a lovely pink I think! Although the green is beautiful!
And as always buying new duvet covers and bedding is essential! Although I've just seen the blanket shown on the bed - Aura Leyla Olive Velvet Bed Cover - I might pop this into my basket too!

I love my new bed!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Comfy sofa

Despite having lots of bedrooms it's always nice to have a spare bed!