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Birds of a Feather

When local tweeter Peter stayed recently at Mount Brioni he recorded over 40 different bird types within a kilometre of the Park. These included dunnock, chaffinch, wren, robin, stonechat, blackbird, blue tit, great tit, coa; tit, rock pipit, pied wagtail, grey wagtail herring gull, black-backed gull, fulmar, gannet, razor-bill, black-throated diver, red-throated diver, great northern […]

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Primroses

Here at Mount Brioni, we have primroses, a special family favourite, and daffidils, and the growing grass has had to have its first cut. The young year is really moving on apace. Another birthday gone, Valentine’s just round the corner, and Easter fast approaching. And time, next week, for another trip to Portsmouth to see […]

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Well Weathered

The dramatic weather with rain, high tides and raging river have now passed. We have survied, and the clear-up is under way and Seaton is beginning to look its normal self, except that the river is 50 yards wide at the beach! Mother nature will hopefully correct that over the next few weeks. For now, […]

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

We send a big thank you to the many friends, Beckie & Mum, Carol, Charlotte, Lesley, Liz, and No Na, for producing a delicous display of cakes for our big event on 01st October. And, of course, a very big thanks for all those kind people who attended, consumed all the cakes and tea and […]

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A Marathon Effort

Swept up in wave of Olympic proportions, we headed for London late Saturday night, ready for the men’s marathon on Sunday.  We were close to the leaders as they passed Buckingham Palace for the first time. We then moved on to Parliament Square, to participate from the comfort of the Red Lion, leaving the pub […]

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Horses came at Night

It’s probably wise to always expect the unexpected ….life will occasionally throw up a few surprises just to keep you on your toes. So it was when we awoke last Thursday morning to discover three horses in our car park. There was some evidence suggesting that they had explored both car parks. Eventually, they ‘parked’ […]

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The Happiest of Events

As we crossed the Tamar Bridge enroute to Portsmouth, the good news came. To Martin and Kerry a baby girl, Isla.  She is absolutely gorgeous, and we are all so very proud to welcome her into the world. She obviously can’t wait to visit Mount Brioni, and get on the beach with a bucket and […]

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Still got a long way to go…..

Greetings from Cornwall. There are times when every day just seems  hot and sunny, and everything right with the world. Here Mount Brioni, Seaton, we are having such times – and we are very grateful. A typical highlight being Sunday lunch at the Devon Port Inn, Kingsands, with Jack, Beccy and Ann and Arthur, while […]

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Havin' a Party

Last week saw us back in Portsmouth, for a party, and the long awaited return of my band. We played to a packed house: comments ranging from Oh What a Crying Shame, it’s a Wicked World , and Wonderful Tonight. However, top of the bill was Cathy’s Cornish Buffet, with pasties and cream teas direct […]

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Christmas Cheer

The festivities began early with our staff Christmas bash at the Copley Arms in Hessingford. Plenty of good cheer, and food, wine, singing and dancing, starring the Copley’s very own Rachel Bradburn – an excellent evening. This year we had a very merry Christmas with many family visitors from deepest Portsmouth enjoying the best Seaton […]

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