Devonshire Months

Devonshire Months

Our modern life means we're fairly detached from the countryside, and as we fly through the months, their subtleties are easily missed unless of course,…
Bookworm: June & July 16

Bookworm: June & July 16

22 Ideas that saved the English Countryside by Peter Waine and Oliver Hilliam I’m not particularly sure that the English countryside has been saved yet,…
Bookworm: April & May 16

Bookworm: April & May 16

Gate of the Dead by David Gilman This book is the third in David’s of Master of War series.  David Gilman is also a successful…
Budleigh Living

Budleigh Living

“Budleigh Salterton has it's own weather you know”, I was told when I moved to this delectable part of the world some forty years ago.…
They All Love Budleigh

They All Love Budleigh

Sue Lawley, Budleigh Salterton resident, talks about the Budleigh Literary Festival and some of the special guests that will be attending the next Festival. Read…
Old John the Farmer

Old John the Farmer

I think it was when I saw a man walking down the white line in the middle of the High St dragging a wheelie  bin…
Bill the Cowman

Bill the Cowman

Anybody who had ever witnessed old bill at 4.30 in the morning, in his back garden singing old Devonian folk songs while doing what can…
Tramping Joe

Tramping Joe

I met Joe recently, sitting on a park bench munching his way through a fourth coconut slice.  Joe is one of the last of that…
Nana Cuckoo

Nana Cuckoo

The massive horse chestnut tree seemed so elusive as it stood snugly behind the ancient cob wall of the vicarage.  Whether the vicar was in…
Fun and Games

Fun and Games

Fun and games seem to be played by the children of today sitting down, usually in front of computer screens, playing expensive games served up…