What glorious weather this bank holiday weekend! We decided to make the most of it and got ourselves to Dartmoor on the Haytor Hoppa bus (Stagecoach 271). We were – eager as always – the first customers on the first bus of the season, and Stagecoach, who now operate theContinue Reading

2 Lucky North Devon couples have really fallen on their feet, after just taken ownership of a desirable property on the edge of Exmoor national park which features, amongst other things, 3 swimming pools, private sandy beaches an inside jacuzzi … better still it has cost them nothing! Sounds likeContinue Reading

What a wash-out! I’ll spare you the tale of our cycle ride to Topsham last weekend and move straight to our outing to Powderham Castle. Now, my best friend there is the chipmunk in the pets’ corner of the Secret Garden – he invariably makes me laugh. Though having saidContinue Reading

A whole Devon town is gardening for wildlife to conserve and enrich the local environment. The Gardening for Wildlife project is a new initiative to encourage residents to provide food, water and shelter for wildlife and to manage their gardens to enhance habitats. To show their commitment and to encourageContinue Reading

I’m back with more news and hope you all had a lovely bank holiday. We made the most of the long weekend by exploring Haldon Forest and its various offers – very impressed with their “fund-a-loo” scheme and partner-latrines in places as far away as Myanmar and the Ivory CoastContinue Reading