Life is difficult

Life is difficult

So declared the opening sentence from psychiatrist M. Scott Peck’s seminal 1978 pop-psychology book “The Road Less Travelled” Within it he set out his understanding…
Seal Central

Seal Central

Around half of the world’s Atlantic grey seals live in UK waters and the coastline of the South West of England is one of the…
Petty Crime

Petty Crime

I had a client in Plymouth who was head of the City Planning Committee and for a living he owned a very busy newsagent and…
The Book of the Axe

The Book of the Axe

George Pulman, born in Axminster 200 years ago this year, can justly claim to be Devon’s finest local journalist and editor.  The newspaper he founded…
Life on the vine

Life on the vine

It’s been snowing, and I am hoping for some picturesque shots of snowy vines, but by the time I arrive at Pebblebed for a stroll…
Me, Him and Dementia

Me, Him and Dementia

You know that feeling, when something horrible happens to  a friend, and you think "Thank goodness it wasn't me!" - and then suddenly, it is?…
Devonshire Digest

Devonshire Digest

How do you reboot the desire to eat more healthily… and stick to it? Spring is approaching, evenings are lighter, the sun is rearing its…
The Long-tailed Tit

The Long-tailed Tit

I often come across small groups of this splendid little bird on my country walks. You cannot but help be enthralled by the antics of…
Ready, steady, go!

Ready, steady, go!

The evenings are opening out, it's getting warmer - indeed, time again to get busy in your garden There's great excitement at the start of…
Trusham Church of St Michael

Trusham Church of St Michael

Generations mist around the little church crowning this hill-folded, combe-steeped parish of Trusham. Centuries upon centuries of ancestors have climbed the steep lanes to wed,…
We need to talk about Devon

We need to talk about Devon

We think of the typical Devon house as a picturesque thatched cottage, but as building continues relentlessly around our towns and villages, it’s more likely…
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