Come Sit By Me A While : Yesteryear And Sweet Dreams.


Well please come in and it is so nice to see you all again ; we had a wonderful holiday and crammed so much into four days !!!!

As many of you know we visited Nottingham in England ;a place which neither of us have been to before.

When we arrived on the Sunday we explored a little of the city before driving to our B&B which was about 4 miles away in a wonderful suburb called Mapperley.


A peep at Nottingham City.


Our B&B was called Sunny Mount ;was a truly beautiful and restful haven.

It was home from home and if we do return then this will again be our chosen B&B without a single doubt. The whole place and Jen and Naemi were so friendly and nothing was too much bother.

I have asked their permission to include them in my 'Steps Back In Time' series.

Sunny Mount B&B Mapperley Nottinghamshire.


Bad weather had been forecasted so we were forewarned !!! However Sunday and also Monday were wonderful sunny days ; thereafter it rained but we were not bothered as we explored and lost ourselves in the wonderful historic charms and as you can guess our cameras clicking away non-stop.

It was maybe just a little disappointing that the castle was totally renovated to museums but we soon lost ourselves in the mystique and beauty which was still so evident all a round us.

On Tuesday we explored The Galleries of Justice and The City of Caves ; on Wednesday we explored Sherwood Forest also known as Robin Hood World.

We have so many photos of all these historic gems.

When I first began writing on HubPages I created many hubs titled 'Steps Back In Time' and have decided to once again compose many more in this series . I have not had time to create one by today hence this historic photo story enhanced with poetry.

I am hoping to have my first in this series published on Monday.

Now then aren't we lucky the sun is shining today and I am sure that our haven seems to have truly blossomed in the days we were away !!

Before I go any further I have to share some wonderful news with you all.

We came home to one of the most wonderful gifts ever; a new gorgeous grandson Kian .

There are now twelve grandchildren in all and each one as precious as the first !!!

Right as always tea and coffee on the table and as a treat some scones with jam and cream !!Let's just not worry about those waistlines today !!!

Enjoy !!!

Our Gorgeous Grandson Kian.

I have to introduce you all to our gorgeous new grandson Kian.
I have to introduce you all to our gorgeous new grandson Kian. | Source

Another new life

A gorgeous grandson to love

So bright each new dawn.


A miracle true

So innocent oh so pure

A love oh so strong.

Nottingham Castle.



Each tale so true

Historic gems shine bright

A calling as old as the hills

Strong the pulling of days gone by

A beauty magical and bright

Mystique so magnetic

Each step wondrous


Each Step Tells A Story.


Historical worth

Legends from days so gone by

Great stories to tell.

Awesome Charm.


Castles so mystical

A memory to stay

Strong the pull of time gone by

Touching eager hearts

Legends as strong as ever

Every heart eager and inviting

So magical each step.

Beautiful Blossoms.


Blossoms of true love

Fill our hearts with wonder

Caressing softly.


Colours so wondrous

Inhale sweet magical scents

Such a soothing balm.

An enactment of The Robin Hood story.


A wondrous emotion

each face telling a story

each wonder


in legends

so raw

so mystical

full of romance

full of love


seeping through each stone

like a river of silver stories

seeping through ;

each step

an instinct


drawing out !!

Romancing each memoir

filling each heart

tasting the souls of days gone by!!

Floral masterpieces

filling each gasp with delight;

stories told

and legends

to live forever

to weave a wondrous magic.

A true worth

from the humbling strength

of yesteryear's values

of momentous occasions

told through the years.

To taste

to delight

and never to forget.

To share

each gem as each

historic moment

so wondrously deserves.

Can you spot Dai ?


I hope you all enjoyed today's visit and I am now looking forward to creating my first 'Step Back In Time' hub for a very long time .

Take care of each other and as you go about your days stop to think of the very many historic legends which would have occurred on your own doorstep or further afield.

Take time to research if you so wish and maybe you will be surprised by your findings.

After all it's the gems of days gone by that have formed much of what surrounds us today.

Lots of love to you all from my little corner of Wales.


Another photo of our gorgeous Kian to end today's visit .


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Theater girl 3 years ago from New Jersey

Sounds like a wonderful trip! Love the pictures and your beautiful words. Congrats on your new grandson!

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

"like a river of silver stories seeping through"...lovely!

So many beautiful photos; you always make me feel like I went on the trip! And your grandson is just adorable. Thanks for another wonderful hub and have a great weekend! :-)~Lurana

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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Congratulations with a new grandson, Eddy! Our marvelous! Very cute picture of him wrapped in his Tigger clothing :-)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry!

What a fantastic place you had the chance to visit, so full of history! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures on hubpages!

Have a fantastic weekend!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Theater girl and enjoy your weekend too.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

I am so glad you enjoyed this one Lurana and thanks for stopping by.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Your comment is so greatly appreciated kidscrafts and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thanks for taking us along on your wonderful vacation! What stunning photos as always, especially the last one is precious.

Blessings, Faith Reaper

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

You are so blessed with a beautiful family. Kian is adorable. I know you had a wonderful vacation, so many spectacular buildings and flowers. Thank you for sharing...

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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

I loved being a part of your adventure. Your photos are magnificent and I felt I was there with you ..Great hub as always...GOing into my travel section on Pinterest.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much indeed Faith Reaper and enjoy your weekend .


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much Ruby and here's wishing you a great weekend. Lots of love. Eddy.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much too carol and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

What a lovely holiday. The pictures are fantastic and I am filled with envy. I am so happy that you could take this time for you and Dai. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.



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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Billy ;it was a great time and also nice to recharge the old batteries.

Here's wishing you and Bev a great weekend too.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend thanks for this very awesome adventure in words and photos, it was a very pleasant journey !

Vote up and more !!!

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Eddy, what a corker!...this is outstanding, the poem and images are exceptional; Beautifully done. Up and sharing.

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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

Oh my Eddy, I was so going to say congrats on the awesome holiday, but then I took one look at your beautiful grandson, Kian and had to wish you a huge amount of congrats on his arrival. He is adorable and seriously loved him both photos, but the Winnie the Pooh outfit so put a huge smile on my face. Such a blessing for sure and congrats on your latest grandson. So happy for you and wishing you tons of love as always. Happy Weekend my friend!! :)

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What a lovely break away! Thank you for sharing it - enjoyed it very much, especially with those lovely spring flowers and beautiful green shades in your photos. Happy memories.

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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

You are a blessed grandma. Congrats on your latest grandson. He is so cute and adorable. It was so interesting to read about your holidays at Nottingham. It must have been a beautiful place to visit from what I can see in your pictures. Wonderful pictures and beautiful poems. Loved this hub.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida


Thank you for taking me on your journey...what a spectacular one it was. A B and B is such a sister and I stayed in one last month and it was divine.

The photos are such a complement to this sharing of your trip. I hope you are refreshed and renewed.

that baby doll is the CUTEST....ANGELS are on the way to each of you ps

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Wow wow wow. What a trip! I am so envious! Gorgeous pictures and so many! Now this hub should go right to the top! I will do what I can to help it.

Sweet beautiful baby.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

With all these great pictures, when did you find time to write poetry? Thank you so much.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much to










for each wonderful comment each one so greatly appreciated.

Here's to a wonderful day for you all.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

What a marvelous trip. Your pictures are fabulous. You brought England alive with them. I love your poetry and the whole hub actually. Voted up and everything but funny. Shared.

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livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Eddy, looks like you had a wonderful trip to Nottingham. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. The pictures are so lovely and congratulations on your new grandson. He is gorgeous.

Have a great week ahead :-)

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Ok..ok...a few things before the old brain forgets! First of all - welcome back! Second of all - you go the COOLEST places, Eddy - hands down! Sherwood forest and Robin hood?? Awesome! (i also love the bed - it is soooo cute and original!)

i went to gilligans island in the bahamas - only sand castles there, sadly..LOL..

your grandson is as beautiful as his grandmother! How could he not be?

sharing, dear friend!

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I love these wonderful hubs, full of poems and photos. It was nice to see so many pictures of Nottingam, as well as your sweet little grandbaby :)

Thank you for sharing this with us, and I look forward to seeing the "Steps Back In Time" article. Take care, Eddy!

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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Dear Eddy, I did so love this photo journey. You transported me to a place I've only heard about. What amazing images you treated me with! And congratulations on that beautiful new grandson, Kian. I am so glad the sun came out to be your companion throughout most of your visit. Thank you for sharing your travels and pictures! Such a lovely journey ;) Pearl

Voted Up ++++ and Pinned

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

Wonderful photos and share! Glad you had a great time, Eddy.

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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

What a beautiful work. Thank you for sharing this. whonu

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Lord De Cross 3 years ago

Wonderful inspiration! Love your grandson's pic and the pictures from Wales. Thanks for writing such a magnificent work!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much to









for each and every wonderful comment.

Enjoy your days to one and all.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.



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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Congratulations on the new grandson! Thanks for showing us pictures from the trip and the lovely poetry. Wonderful, as always!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Deb.


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