Lichen this gargoyle!

There is something fascinating and endearing about gargoyles… I think there have been many children’s stories about them, although now I’m writing this none come to mind. The word itself is from French and originally Latin, and is connected to the words gargle, gurgle and gullet in English. From when people first started using mortar […]


Axbridge (2)

You can guess from the name that this Somerset town has the River Axe flowing nearby. It is such a pretty little town, I am surprised it’s not in constant use as a film set! Many of the buildings are totally unspoiled and in a very good state of repair. This area has been inhabited since earliest times, […]