Monthly Archives: August 2020

Museums: Responsibilities, Ethics and Education

In amongst the sailing boats, skeletons, swords and other sea faring ephemera, that form the current exhibitions at the National Maritime Museum (NMMC), are three or four small, easily overlooked boards which pose some very interesting questions about how we … Continue reading

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Monsters of the Deep

Today we spent an instructive afternoon in Falmouth’s maritime museum.  Long a favourite with us, the museum is home to the quirky, odd and sometimes downright potty, things to do with seafaring matters. Standing exhibitions take care of things like the … Continue reading

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Henry V

Randomly selecting things to read, sometimes comes up trumps.  This week, my random pick was Shakespeare’s great history play, Henry V.   The events leading up to the battle of Agincourt, the battle itself and the ensuing peace process following the French … Continue reading

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Meal with a View

The Cove Bar and Restaurant at Maenporth. Secluded but buzzy. Great food in a super location. Continue reading

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The Best Chips, Ever

  Someone once said that “when on holiday, money is an abstract concept” and consequently, you spend it like its going out of fashion.  Equally, there’s another principle that goes along the lines of “you get what you pay for”. … Continue reading

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The Family Unit (circus) has encamped itself in Redruth, a quiet backwater that was once dominated by tin and copper mining. These industries substantially declined by the end of the 19th Century, as the various ores began to be imported … Continue reading

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Queen Mary Gardens, Falmouth

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The Gylly Beach Cafe

Four hours in the car, one hour queuing for a coffee in the (no doubt) Covid enriched atmosphere of a dangerously overcrowded service station and half a pound of chocolate later and we are in lovely Cornwall.   The Family Unit … Continue reading

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