Marcia’s Musings

A Walk from Hele Bay to Berrynarbor

A Walk from Hele Bay to Berrynarbor

This lovely walk has magnificent coastal views and country scenery and is around five miles long. The circular walk starts at Hele Bay on the road from Ilfracombe to Combe Martin and the route is via Watermouth Cove and Berrynarbor. There are two options for parking,...

My Visit to Historic Tewkesbury

My Visit to Historic Tewkesbury

I recently visited Tewkesbury with my husband, Bryan, to celebrate our 49th wedding anniversary. Apart from visiting family, it was our first trip away from home for well over a year, owing to the Covid pandemic. We were lucky in that the weather was fine and sunny...

My Walk Along the Hartland Cliffs

My Walk Along the Hartland Cliffs

This beautiful North Devon walk from Hartland Quay to Hartland Point is only around five miles long, but it is quite strenuous as there are some steep inclines to overcome. We have walked it at different times of the year, but I think it looks at its best in the...

Devon Book Club

Devon Book Club

Discussion on Blogging, Vlogging and BookTubing I have previously had the pleasure of featuring Marcia Clayton's novels in our theme weeks. Marcia also responded to my invitation to this theme week with details of her blog and a couple of others that she recommends....

Barnstaple: The Oldest Borough

Barnstaple: The Oldest Borough

I’ve written two historical romance books set in the 1880s in Hartford, an imaginary village in North Devon.  “The Mazzard Tree” and “The Angel Maker” are part of the “Hartford Manor Series" and I’m working on the third book to complete the trilogy.  Part of...

Circular Walk along The Bude Canal and Coast Path

Circular Walk along The Bude Canal and Coast Path

There are so many lovely walks in Devon and Cornwall that it's difficult to pick a favourite, but this is definitely one of mine.  The walk is around 6 miles long and there are a couple of steep inclines, but generally not too demanding.  The scenery for the...

A Visit to Beautiful Corfu

A Visit to Beautiful Corfu

It's been a long time since many of us have been able to take a holiday abroad and I recently spent a nostalgic hour looking at some holiday photos. My husband and I have been lucky enough to visit a few of the Greek islands and one of our favourites is Corfu. There...

My Walk from Church Cross, Filleigh to Triumphal Arch

My Walk from Church Cross, Filleigh to Triumphal Arch

Filleigh is situated on the B3226 between Landkey and South Molton. This is an easy, undemanding walk of around two miles with a few gentle inclines.  It can be slightly muddy in places, but is generally a good walking surface. The walk begins at Church Cross in...

The Great Fire of London 1666

The Great Fire of London 1666

Hurrah! I've just finished writing the first draft of my latest book in the Hartford Manor series. My debut novel is called "The Mazzard Tree", and the sequel, "The Angel Maker". The books are set in a rural village in North Devon in Victorian times. The third book...

My Floral Art Designs

My Floral Art Designs

In September 2018 I started attending a floral art class. I've always liked flowers and arranging them in vases, but I'd never experimented further than that. The class was held every other Tuesday evening. During the first part of the class, everyone would make their...

Winter Delights

Winter Delights

Now that the country is in lock-down again because of the Coronavirus, many people are walking more, and this is certainly true of my husband, Bryan and myself. We like walking anyway, and our idea of a good day out is often a lengthy walk, followed by a pub lunch....

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