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Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams
A proud Londoner living in Lincolnshire, blogging about the everyday.
A proud Londoner living in Lincolnshire, blogging about the everyday.

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My London Pride
Due to the terrible events that unfolded on Wednesday at Westminster, I wasn't going to post this week.  Too upset and angry that my home town had become vulnerable in a brief moment, a mindless act of violence taking the lives of innocent people, and a dev...

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A Chocolate Box Assortment
As someone who gave up chocolate for my New Year's Resolution, a trip to Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham, was not one of my best ideas!  However, off we went and I discovered an alternative chocolate box assortment.  So, dear Readers, grab yourself ...

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Tales of Kent (Part 4 St Margaret's Bay)
It was the 1 March, and the first day of Spring.  Steely grey skies above us, the wind forcing the tide high onto the shore with the salty water  resting on our faces as the waves crashed nearby. St Margaret's Bay in Kent faces France in the distance but to...

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Tales of Kent (Part 3 - Dover Castle)
There are some places that I visit where I wonder why on earth I have never been before.   Dover Castle is one of them.  If you are ever in Kent you MUST visit this place but make sure you have a whole day spare to go around at your leisure, take advantage ...

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Tales of Kent (Part 2 - The Black Prince)
Thank you for your comments and emails last week on Part 1 of my Canterbury Tales!  So, we are now at Part 2.  One of the things that I really wanted to see while at Canterbury Cathedral was The Black Prince's tomb .  Its bronze cast of chain mail, helmet a...

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Tales of Kent (Part 1 - Canterbury Cathedral)
Sometimes it's really difficult to start off a post.  The words are flowing in your head but actually begin writing them down takes real time and effort.  So, let's just say I have had the most amazing and brain filling two days, absolutely full of historic...

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The Love of the Tudors
Sometimes information jumps out of a page and makes your heart skip.  Information that you never thought would come out of a regular document and hit a note with you. As regular readers know, I love capturing history, being close and personal to buildings w...

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Night Time at the Cathedral
Now, before I start this post properly, I need to say "don't shoot the messenger".  This post is about an event held at Peterborough Cathedral and after posting a couple of my shots on social media there were a couple of negative comments because the Cathed...

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The Flirtation of Spring
As I type this post, the sun is streaming in, something that I haven't seen for days!  The sap has been rising, the birds are starting their dawn chorus again and the morning's light greets me a little earlier.  Spring is making an appearance after a very d...

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An Audience with Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon
It's been quite a while since I last blogged about the wonders of Peterborough Cathedral , and I apologise.  This weekend marks an important date in the Cathedral's diary, the date of  Henry VIII's first wife's burial.  Katherine of Aragon was buried on the...
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