Friday, 30 December 2011

There was this tree....

Now here's a strange thing!

This morning, we made a quick trip down the A38 to Ashburton.

When we got there the little town was busy...but alas

some shops had decided to stay closed.

Oh well...their loss!!

That said, one of my favourite shops, 'The Snug',

was open!!

And in pride of place at the front of the shop was this beautiful vintage tree,

full of the loveliest, vintage decorations.

No photos can do this justice as it was stunning!!

As was the rest of the shop...well that was displayed

in true Ros style...

But it was that tree which I could have gladly brought home with me!

I couldn't have the whole tree but I did buy a tiny part of it...

Exeter had better be open tomorrow !

And Mr S is cooking New Years Eve

do expect culinary delights on the blog, very soon!


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The wonderful RAMM !!!

Just over four years ago, I opened the door to my blog!!

It's been a fun four years!

But as one door opened, another closed....for four years!

Everything was stored away and a grand refurbishment began!

And just about two weeks ago, four years on, on Dec 15th 2011,the doors opened again!

I'm talking about the fabulous RAMM!

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter.

It's been a long wait and I've been longing to see inside this fabulous old building!!

This morning, I jumped on the train with Nich and we ventured

to the city that I love!

Our sole aim was to visit the RAMM.

We'd forgotten that a few thousand children

would be doing the same and so it was...rather noisy!

Anyway, here are a few photos of what's on offer...and of course it is

all there to see, for free...including:

The Romans; The Middle Ages ; World War1 and World War 2;

Ancient Civilisations etc

It was certainly well worth the visit! Do go along if you can!

The displays are superb !

Today's visit was really to get

an overview and I will probably dive into the RAMM every time I visit Exeter,

in order to concentrate on one section at a time.

There was so much to take in!