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OddBall: The Cardboard Cats of Palma

Meow! Meow! These two cats stopped me dead in my tracks the first time I saw them when we turned the corner from our hotel in Palma. On closer inspection, they’re cardboard cut-outs of pedigree Sphynx cats identifying  the Pedigree Homes Estate Agents. Like it says on the door, they’re Read more…

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Mr Fox and his Piglet Shoes.

Definition of the word “OddBall” : Something which is strange, eccentric, unusual, bizarre. I think a handsome fox, dressed as if he’s going to a wedding (complete with a red carnation in his buttonhole) and wearing  piglets’ heads with smiley faces on his feet would probably meet all the criteria Read more…

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Ambleside’s Bridge House: a 17th Century Survivor

The Bridge House in  Ambleside has stood over Stock Beck  for  400 years.     The growth of old Ambleside is associated with a succession of families dating back to the early 14th century. The Braithwaites were an incredibly influential family and originally built Bridge House to access their lands Read more…

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