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Spinner182さん: Spinner182
ハンドル名Spinner182 さん
ブログタイトルSpinner182
ブログURLhttps://spinner182.wordpress.com/
サイト紹介文This is where I write about where I go, what I do, and things I like.
自由文I’ve recently finished working in South Korea as an English Teacher. I was there for the last 2 years with my wife; so there’s a lot of posts on here about things in Korea.

My wife is Japanese, and I’m really interested in Japan, so I sometimes write about Japan, and we go there for holidays, so I write about Japanese things too :)
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  • Montacute House Revisited
  • Last weekend after visiting Tintinhull Garden we went on to Montacute House, which is only 10 minutes away from Tintinhull :) http
    s://spinner182.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/tintinhull-garden/ We last went to Montacute in 2015 and although we had a nice time there
    the weather was wet at that time, so this time it was nice to be able to see it on a brighter day. https://spinner182.wordpress.c
    om/2015/10 [続きを読む]
  • Tintinhull Garden
  • Tintinhull Garden is an arts and crafts style garden owned (along with a grade 1 listed house) by the National Trust in the villag
    e of Tintinhull, Somerset.The garden was developed in its current style in the early 20th century and is divided by high walls and
    hedges into different self contained gardens :)The gardens have a nice variety with each one being in a different style, and they
    are nice [続きを読む]
  • Hanbury Hall
  • Hanbury Hall is an 18th century house which is now owned by the National Trust in Worcestershire. When the National Trust first ob
    tained the house and its lands it was let to tenants and only sometimes open to the public; nowadays though it is open to the publ
    ic every day :)The house looks really nice from the front and it has a very different style compared to many of the other houses w
    e’ve visi [続きを読む]
  • Trelissick House and Gardens
  • Trelissick is an estate owned by the National Trust near Falmouth in Cornwall, it consists of a large house with stables and outbuildings, and it’s surrounded by gardens and woodlands :)When you arrive at Trelissick you’ll pass a Victorian gothic water tower which looks like something from a fairytale. It teases you from behind a high wall, but there’s no access to the public >.> The main house [続きを読む]
  • Trerice
  • Trerice is a Tudor manor house near Newquay in Cornwall which has been owned by the National Trust since 1953.The house was restor
    ed when the National Trust purchased it and it’s now a very nice Elizabethan house to look around :)There are gardens and orchar
    ds around the house in its grounds, and Tudor lawn games for you to try out for yourself ;PInside the main hall Y’ and I had far
    too much fu [続きを読む]
  • East Pool Mine
  • East Pool Mine in Cornwall was a copper, and then tin, mine which was worked from the early 18th century up until 1945. There are
    still 2 beam engines in place above the shafts, and you can go up inside one of them :)The mine has been in the care of the Nation
    al Trust since 1967 and there is small museum / discovery centre in the buildings around the engine house at Taylor’s shaft; whi
    ch is the n [続きを読む]
  • St Michael’s Mount
  • St Michael’s Mount is a small tidal island off the coast of Cornwall, during low tide you can walk across to the island but duri
    ng high tide to entire path is underwater :)There have been buildings on the summit since the 12th century and there are still peo
    ple living on the island today.In 1954 the mount was given to the National Trust, but the family who’s ancestors have lived in t
    he castle th [続きを読む]
  • Cornwall Camping 2017
  • We’ve just come back from a 4 night camping trip near Truro in Cornwall, and we had a really good time ^^For the most part we had really nice hot weather….apart from rain showers on the last night / morning when we had to pack up ^_^;My mum and step-dad also met us on the campsite for 2 nights with their motorhome, so it was nice having camping time with them too :)Of course camping for us invol [続きを読む]
  • Classic Car Show at Tyntesfield
  • Just over a week ago we went back for another visit to one of our favourite National Trust properties; Tyntesfield, to see a class
    ic car show being held there to celebrate “300 years of freemasonry” :)The cars were spread over several parts of the grounds;
    some in front of the house, some outside the ticket office, and some outside the stable areas where the shop and cafe are.There w
    as a big ran [続きを読む]
  • Stratford-upon-Avon (back for more)
  • Last July we made our first visit to Stratford-upon-Avon where we went to see Shakespeare’s birth place and other buildings related to his life in the town.https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/stratford-upon-avon/One of the places was closed during our last visit, and the ticket we had can be used for entry to the buildings again within 12 months, so we went back last weekend for another v [続きを読む]
  • Cotswold Hare Trail 2017 ? Search For Hares
  • On Saturday we went for another drive around the Cotswolds to search for hares, following on from our previous hunt :Phttps://spin
    ner182.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/cotswold-hare-trail-2017-hunt-for-hares/Again they’re not the easiest things to find, but thankf
    ully 4 out of 5 of these ones were pretty straightforward to locate :)We started off by going back to Stow-on-the-Wold where we’
    d found the [続きを読む]
  • Clerkenwell Design Week 2017
  • Last week saw the return of Clerkenwell Design week in the Clerkenwell area of London; the annual design exhibition / convention f
    or corporate and commercial interiors :)Y’ came along with me to assist in gathering new information on the latest and upcoming
    trends to take back to my office, and once again it was nice to spend time inside some really interesting spaces in Clerkenwell.Th
    ere were ve [続きを読む]
  • Stourhead (Revisited)
  • At the weekend we paid a return visit to Stourhead, which we last went to in June 2014 https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2014/06/05
    /stourhead/The lake garden at Stourhead is huge, and there are lots of spots around its edges which are ideal for having a picnic
    on the grass :)Just after we started eating we spotted a duck running around the edge of the lake from over near the bridge…..it
    ran from t [続きを読む]
  • Victorian Soldiers at Tyntesfield :)
  • During May every year at Tyntesfield they hold their annual Victorian Festival; this weekend we went to see the Victorian soldiers
    and artillery there :)Over the weekend the re-enactors have a small field camp set up on the estate, and at various times through
    out the day they demonstrate various drills and manoeuvres.It’s fun to watch, and if you’re not prepared then the first time t
    hey fire the [続きを読む]
  • Cotswold Hare Trail 2017 ? Hunt for Hares
  • On Saturday we went for a drive around the Cotswolds area, with stops at a few places to try and find some of the hares on the tra
    il that we started in Cirencester https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/cotswold-hare-trail-2017-cirencester/They don’t ma
    ke it easy to find them ;>.>Using the website for the trail we wrote down the locations of 9 hares which we hoped to find…
    ….we found 6 ^_^; [続きを読む]
  • Yummy Food in Rome :D
  • Italian food is my favourite (after Japanese food of course ;P) so one of the things I was most looking forward to before our trip was that we’d get to eat authentic Italian food…….we ate a loooooot of yummy dishes :DEverything is so yummy in Rome (^o^)/Filed under: Food and drink, Travel Tagged: Food And Drink, Italian Food, Italy, Rome, Travel [続きを読む]
  • San Pietro in Vincoli, in Rome
  • San Pietro in Vicoli (St. Peter in chains) is a church in Rome which houses the “chains of St. Peter”, a relic of the Roman Ca
    tholic church which are supposedly the actual chains which bound St. Peter in Jerusalem.The thing the church is most famous for th
    ough is that it’s the home of Michelangelo’s statue of Moses :)The statue is part of the tomb of Pope Julius II, which was ini
    tially designe [続きを読む]
  • The Spanish Steps in Rome
  • The Spanish Steps are another famous landmark in Rome popular among tourists…..although I’m not sure if the steps are famous because they’re popular, or popular because they’re famous :PThe steps were constructed to create an easy route from the nearby Spanish embassy up to the church at the top, and the steps get their name from the embassy.It used to be popular to sit on the steps with an ic [続きを読む]
  • St Peter’s Square, Vatican City in Rome
  • After spending several hours inside the Vatican Museums we came back out and walked around the outside of the Vatican’s walls towards St Peter’s Square :)On the way we passed a gate which had Swiss Guards on duty, but because of the wet weather they had their colourful uniforms covered by wet weather cloaks.Just as we reached the massive outer colonnade of the square it started pouring down with [続きを読む]
  • The Vatican Museums in Rome
  • The Vatican Museums are filled with artworks, sculptures, and objects collected by the Popes throughout the centuries making it on
    e of the largest museums in the world :)The collection consists of over 70,000 works, and there are usually around 20,000 of those
    on display……no wonder so many huge buildings are needed in which to house it ;>.>Even though we arrived a little before
    opening time we s [続きを読む]
  • Trevi Fountain in Rome
  • The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district of Rome.It’s the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most fam
    ous fountains in the world :)If you go to visit Rome then this is another of the famous spots which need to be on your list of sig
    hts to see ;)The craftsmanship of the stonework is really amazing to see, and there is so much detail in it all.One thing you don
    ’t seem to [続きを読む]
  • The Pantheon in Rome
  • The Pantheon is one of the best preserved ancient Roman buildings in the city, and one of the buildings I was most looking forward
    to seeing on our trip ^^Originally built as a temple it is now used as a church, and even after almost 2,000 years since it was b
    uilt it still has the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome.Again like a lot of buildings from ancient Rome; this one is ju
    st massive [続きを読む]
  • Capitoline Museums in Rome
  • The Capitoline Museums are a group of art and archaeological museums which function together as one single museum.The museum sits
    at the top of the Capitoline hill, one of the “seven hills of Rome”, and is said to be the first museum in the world :)We used
    our 2nd free entry on our Roma Pass cards to enter the museum and there are loads of interesting things to see inside; especially
    if you like [続きを読む]
  • The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • The Roman Forum is a huge plaza area adjacent to the colosseum in Rome. It was once the heart of ancient Rome, but it’s now an o
    pen air museum showcasing the ruins of these huge buildings.If you are using a Roma Pass card then entry to the colosseum and the
    forum only counts as 1 of your free entries together ;PThe forum is spread over a really big area with loads and loads of ruins to
    see……and [続きを読む]