Travel

Where in the world is Paula now?

Posted on November 5th, 2018 by paularath

One of the nicest things about living in Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire, is that you can walk to Rousham Gardens in less than half an hour. Jerry and I love these gardens, and visited them several times. Unlike many of England’s more famous gardens, these are not at all commercial and remain totally unspoiled. There’s no tacky tea
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Posted on October 23rd, 2018 by paularath

Following our rather intense two-week watercolor workshop with Australian artist John Lovett, we wanted to have some time to absorb what we learned and paint on our own before touring more of England. It’s way too easy to lose your rhythm as an artist, and once you let go, it’s often hard to get back. I
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Posted on October 16th, 2018 by paularath

Stonehenge is, without a doubt, the most famous set of rocks in England. However, there are many other henges and rock circles scattered around the landscape, mainly in the Wiltshire District of Southwest England. We hired Anne Martis of ToursByLocals to take us to Wiltshire and show us several significant henges. Anne, who lives in
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Posted on October 11th, 2018 by paularath

Who knew there is a place in Cornwall that looks much like Mont St. Michel in France? Yep, it’s called St. Michael’s Mount. It’s an island just offshore from the town of Marazion. It’s surmounted by a castle and fortress and contains a chapel where some religious rites of the local people were conducted. At
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Posted on October 10th, 2018 by paularath

After leaving the Cotswolds, our painting group packed up our palettes and took a bus ride to Plymouth, in the heart of Cornwall. OK. I must confess I was a little disappointed in what we saw of Cornwall. I am a passionate lover of Masterpiece Theatre’s “Poldark”  on PBS and I expected to see those rugged,
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