Life on the vine

Life on the vine

My visit to Hedger Valley of Harpford to meet Richard Hedger in early April is a real treat.  The vineyard is bathed in warm sunlight…
The Mighty Atom

The Mighty Atom

Despite her diminutive size, Marie Corelli reigned supreme in a male dominated world as the duenna of the soap opera, overly dramatic style of  feminine…
Mindlessness or Mindfulness?

Mindlessness or Mindfulness?

It’s estimated that we let our minds wander aimlessly for about 50% of our waking moments either ruminating about the past or projecting into the…
Cadhay Allotments

Cadhay Allotments

Spring can be an anxious time in the allotments waiting to ensure that our gardening expertise over the last twelve months has ensured that we…
A look at Bath

A look at Bath

There's no need to travel to the Mediterranean to see amazing Roman baths, we have the best from the Roman world Don't miss having a high…
Sunny with a risk of ants

Sunny with a risk of ants

This summer millions of ants will erupt from holes in the ground and take to the air. But what’s their mission? Are these just flights…
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…
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