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July 2016

Adult Colouring Book published: Drawn to Divine Dartmoor Landscapes

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I'm very lucky to have a national park not too far from my doorstep and love walking and taking photographs of it.

After my first hand-inked colouring book, Drawn to the Ocean, my second one had to be of Dartmoor, using my photos to create a beautiful greyscale book for you to colour.

Here is the book information: With 30 stunning greyscale images you can explore the wilderness of Dartmoor National Park, in the county of Devon, England. This intriguing landscape has ancient ruins, dramatic tors and and an abundance of wildlife. The images have been digitally rendered from my photographs.

Each image in Drawn to Divine Dartmoor Landscapes is single sided so you can cut out and keep your colouring. 
 
The image below is of Cadover Bridge, which I coloured and then snapped in situ! I have fond memories of this area as there are many places to swim both up and down river from the bridge. My mother would often take me and my two siblings here to swim and play when we were kids and it's a lovely spot when the sun is out.
 
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My next book with be hand inked and on a flower theme.

Tweet your colourings of my pages to @GAdamsPlym and I'll share the best ones.

Drawn to the Divine Dartmoor Landscapes:

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Here is a quick page flip through via youtube: 

  


Agatha Christie: a visit to her South Devon holiday home

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As a lover and writer of crime fiction, Agatha Christie is one of my favourite authors and she also loved south Devon, in the south west of England. 

I'm lucky to live a couple of hours away from her holiday home, Greenway, which is currently managed by the National Trust. The house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends. Click here for more info.

After a short boat ride from Dittisham to the quay at Greenway, I had a lovely wander around the gardens, the boathouse made famous by Poirot, and the house itself.

While Christie didn't write here, she did edit her manuscripts and her husband Max wrote about his archaeological finds. The house is full of beautiful things and collections of her family.

Enjoy the photos!

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Sunken pond in the gardens

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The boathouse: scene of the crime in Poirot's Dead Man's Folly

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The drawing room

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Some of the china collection on display - Agatha Christie (and me) loved the tradition of afternoon tea!

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Where Christie's husband Max wrote, in what is known as the fax room

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Her first editions behind glass

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The dining room

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A fountain in the fernery

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The peach house in the north walled garden

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Entrance to the south walled garden

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The little wooden ferry, coming from Dittisham to the quay at Greenway

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A map of the house and grounds

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And not forgetting the traditional cream tea...