Sleep Tight

Sleep Tight

The tumbling temperatures of winter present a stiff challenge to Devon’s wildlife.  Some species opt out, choosing migration in search of warmth and food. But…
Ted Gosling

Ted Gosling

This issue in 2019 has seen a notable Devonshire person attain the great age of ninety Ted at Blue Pool in Dorset, 2006 For those…
Bill Burnell

Bill Burnell

Bill Burnell was a simple man in every sense of that word. Ken Watson's new book Veterinary Days is now available, with over 60 stories of…
Naughtiness or pain?

Naughtiness or pain?

Problems with ridden horses are often attributed to the horse being purposefully difficult, naughty, stubborn, taking the mickey, ignoring the rider or always being that…
Tom King – WWII veteran

Tom King – WWII veteran

At 94 years old, Tom King, MBE and recent recipient of the French Legion d’Honneur, lived through World War 2 serving with the Royal Air…
Our changing seasons

Our changing seasons

What do the months of November and December hold in store this year? Summer seemed to continue well into October and the normal September storms…
Three marmalade cats

Three marmalade cats

Or Gingers as I like to call them. In my time I have owned, or rather been on the staff of, many cats; but not…
College Days

College Days

There is, or used to be, a station on London Underground called Camden Town which I came to know extremely well. For 4½ years I…
Angie’s Charity Fashion Show

Angie’s Charity Fashion Show

East Devon based fashion boutique Angie’s of Budleigh will be showcasing their autumn and winter range at their annual fashion show which will be held…
Babies Galore

Babies Galore

Nothing is more fascinating than the way that different species provide for the welfare of their babies. It even starts with the variation in the…
Sidmouth Hospiscare

Sidmouth Hospiscare

The demand for services like Hospiscare is expected to increase significantly over the coming years. For almost 35 years, Sidmouth Hospiscare has been offering care…
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