Monthly Archives: July 2011

St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:St_Michael%27s_Mount.jpg St. Michael’s Mount is a sacred site in Cornwall about ninety miles from King Arthur’s Castle in Tintagel.  It is a small island accessible on foot when the tide is out and has been a place of pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

This is a stone cottage up for sale in Cornwall. Needs a little work, wouldn’t you say? A few years back, my brother bought a cottage in Cornwall. His was not in such a state of disrepair, but had been … Continue reading

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A Guide to the Female Sex, from the Age of Sixteen to Sixty

In the Old Post Office in Tintagel, Cornwall, there are Victorian samplers on display.  I couldn’t locate any images of the actual ones you can see there, but this mid-eighteenth century English sampler is rather interesting: The words embroidered at … Continue reading

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Bodmin Moor: King Arthur’s Hall

Emily and her brother Byron, in Emily’s Shadow, mistakenly call the moor Bodwin rather than Bodmin, because many signs had been removed during war time to thwart the Nazis should they ever invade Britain. The map their father had was … Continue reading

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The Old Post Office in Tintagel, Cornwall

The old post office in Tintagel is a 14th-century yeoman’s farmhouse. It was called the post office because during the Victorian period, for fifty years it held a license to be the letter-receiving station for the district. The old decaying … Continue reading

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