On 8 May 1945, euphoric crowds gathered by Buckingham Palace and across the UK to celebrate Victory in Europe Day, which marked the end of World War II in European countries.Continue reading “Why VE Day 75 Is Particularly Special for the Queen”
Discover the D’Oyly Carte Family’s Art Deco Estate in Devon
Think of this article as an invitation to take a trip back in time to an altogether more glamorous age. While the simple, unadorned exterior of Coleton Fishacre House has all the hallmarks of the late-Victorian Arts & Crafts movement, this South Devon country estate’s stunning interior pays tribute to the most decadent of decades: the Roaring Twenties.Continue reading “D’Oyly Carte Family’s Art Deco Estate in Devon”
It’s been a busy week for the Royal family on the birthday front. Last Saturday saw Her Majesty The Queen celebrate her “official” birthday with the Trooping of the Colour – the images on TV were fantastic. If you missed it you can catch up at the BBC iPlayer.Continue reading “Happy birthday all around!”
Posted in March 2015….
Dartmouth is an historic port on the south coast of Devon which welcomes thousands of visitors each year – it is beautiful!
Perhaps most famous for the Britannia Royal Naval College – set on the hill (pictured above) – the town is home to our Seated Titles, as that is where the land (“Seat”) is located. There are lovely shops to browse through all day – very few “high street” chains as it is not big enough! “Foodies” travel from miles around to eat in the many restaurants. Mitch Tonks has a great seafood restaurant on the front – The Seahorse, and a couple of amazing traditional fish and chip shops too. There is something in town for everyone – when I visit I love just watching the yachts and passenger ferries / trips go about their business on the river.Continue reading “Dartmouth, a port with Royal Connections”