We arrived a few minutes late due to getting lost on the way. I chose the ham hock terrine for starters Possibly one of the best places I have ever eaten!
Being vegetarian I usually have to settle for something very unimaginative! Every mouthful of starter, main and pudding was gorgeous! Thank you for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to welcoming you back! Dinner in the restaurant both nights was superb. I have never had Tempura Prawns to compare.
An inch thick and succulent. The second night we If you are looking for an unspoilt, unassuming, unpretentious trad English pub with food, look no further! The snake n pygmy pudding is perfect, as are the fish pie and fish n chips. Service and staff pleasant and efficient but not affected or trying to Big carpark, no markings , so poor parking from others meaning nowhere to park at 8pm. No lighting in carpark so bit dangerous in dark as stones slippy. Even staff using mobile phone lights to find cars! Huge table for 2 people, could have easily We visited over the Easter weekend as a large group, we had pre-ordered by the staff were excellent and very attentive.
Food is always delicious here, I had the lamb shank which was just lovely. Great location and lovely pub. Definitely worth a visit and Thank you for your review, we are so glad you and your group enjoyed your meal with us on Easter weekend. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Great service and even better food - finally a place who can create a great Caesars Salad Was able to get nice table outside worth the drive away from the hustle and bustle of Bowness.
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Happy Trails To You and all your readers! Thank you Kandy Kay it was lovely to read about your childhood, your collections and your new book. I'm glad I could help re your 'mystery plate' I've loved Norman Thelwell illustrations all my life so it was easy to recognise this one. Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo. For anyone wondering about the pony plate, there is lots of information about Norman Thelwell and his pony books on this page Thelwell.
During the s and s several publishers, notably Renwick of Otley and Juvenile productions issued these pretty story books for children. Often printed on poor-quality paper, they were none the less lavishly illustrated by notable artists of the day. The front covers are a joy! Healthy-looking children and dressed animals along with large quantities of red ink seem to be the order of the day! Parade published by Renwick of Otley; A collection of stories and poems. Several stories including the selfish elf by Arthur Groom. Four beautiful colour plates by Rene Cloke.
Going to it Also published by Renwick of Otley. Stories and poems. Published by Juvenile Productions in Our Girls Yarns. Fun For Little Folk. Published by - you guessed it - Renwick of Ottley cs. Stories and Poems. Published by the Children's press in Stories, picture strips, games to play, dot-to-dots and lots more.
Hand in Hand to Fairyland published by Juvenile Production. A selection of fairy stories, including Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Aladdin and the three bears. Kennedy, but that is just a guess. Dick Whittington and Other Stories. Update September : All the books featured here are now sold, thank you for your interest. Your visits are always appreciated.
If so you might like to bid on this legendary rarity… only a dozen or so copies are believed to exist. Reports suggest the copy now up for auction was given to a collector of Rupert books by Alfred Bestal himself.
Pie: An Old Brown Horse by Kandy Kay Scaramuzzo
After recounting the story of how the white-faced cover came about and how he had refused ever to supply the publishers with artwork again, Bestall got this copy down from a shelf and signed it for his guest, commenting as he did, that he had signed no other copy. Regular readers of my blog may remember a post from November here where I mentioned spending years trying to find a copy of the Jack and Jill all colour gift book.
Last week, I finally found one! Sadly, as is often the case with this particular book the spine is defective; in fact, the spine covering is completely missing. She'd a long-handled broom and an angry black cat, "and people" said Thomas, "who only have that are certainly up to no good Oh no! I think we've a witch in the wood! If she's only a broom and an angry black cat she must be pretty lonely - but I'll see to that, I'll take her an apple and cake, Oh yes! You've certainly made a mistake.
And there stood the cat, wild and black as the night, but little Joe bowed, very stiff and polite, and said, "will you come out to tea? Please do! Till the summer stars winked overhead, and then, "May I bring all the others? But the old woman answered "Suppose it should rain" Or to-morrow a thunder cloud break on the wood? I've a roof and a cat, but I haven't a chain, or a tea-pot or table - my cottage is bare" But Joe said, "I'll come back again, Oh yes! We'll all come prepared for the rain.
They brought her a stool and a plate for the cat, and a shiny brass knocker to hand on the door. Barbara C. Freeman Thanks for your visit! Oh good lord this is so adorable I just had to share it with you. I'm sure books by May Gibbs are very familiar in Australia, but we don't see that many of them in the UK. I'm a dog lover so anything about dogs always appeals, but this particular little dog is just wonderful! I'm sure you've already guessed that Scotty is a Scottish Terrier, but this is a terrier with attitude!
Scotty lives with his humans in a town in Australia.
When a visitor leaves the gate open Scotty grabs his chance to escape. Sometimes the covers are every bit as beautiful as the dust wrapper, and that is certainly true of this book. Have you read this, or anything else by May Gibbs? Wednesday, 8 May Alice among the forget-me-nots. I've been out and about buying lots of new stock over the last few days. This is not a hardship because I get to spend time looking at all the beautiful illustrations and reading the odd page or ten as I go along.
But, having spent the entire winter huddled indoors the recent spring weather was too much of a temptation. So the whole 'checking for problems' operation moved outside. What could be nicer than sitting in the sun with a cup of coffee and a pile of new old books to enjoy? Alice in Wonderland among the forget-me-nots. One of my favourite books with one of my favourite spring flowers. Illustration by A. The rockery has just started to wake up after the long cold winter.
Is this a crocodile or maybe an alligator? I can do almost anything - so long as I have a garden table and a sheet of wrapping paper to protect the books! Jack Frost was particularly unkind this year. Can a fairy with only one wing still fly? Could there be a more perfect view? With a bookshop in the foreground and a castle in the air! A castle has existed at Dunster since at least Norman times. It became a lavish country home for the Luttrell family during the 19th Century.
Further information at the National Trust Website here. So many beautiful rooms to explore but the gardens were calling us;. As if to prove spring has really arrived a clump of perfect bluebells. One of several Magnolia trees flowering in the castle gardens. We picked a perfect April day for our visit to Dunster. Situated on the north edge of Exmoor and close to the sea, Dunster is a small slice of heaven.