An Amble around Appledore

A pooches paradise Yet another day dawns, damp and dull, in the historic village port of Appledore, North Devon. Still, no matter “worst things happen at sea” as my dear old mum used to say. The pooch eyes me from the cosy comfort of her arm chair “You’ve had the coffee, let’s go” she seemsContinue reading “An Amble around Appledore”

Vibrant Veggies

Vibrant Veggie Kitchen I meet many people in the course of my blog writing day, but I have to say, Sarah Styles-Power of the Vibrant Veggie Kitchen, alias Shebbear Cheese is one of the nicest, honest, hard working people, I have ever had the pleasure to meet. The slogan “keep calm and carry on” couldContinue reading “Vibrant Veggies”

Life Around the Tide Bell

Community Science Workshop Ever booked for an event, feeling full of enthusiasm, only to wake on the day and regret it? Such we’re my thoughts last Wednesday. I had booked for a Community Science Workshop in Appledore, North Devon. This event was classroom based, with a “hands on” outside element added. Outside meant on theContinue reading “Life Around the Tide Bell”

The Dogs Dinner

Tasty titbits that are well good. When it comes to the pooch, I’m always scratching my head! Noooo. I don’t mean she’s got fleas, its the quandary I get into, about what to feed her for dinner? These days, the media is full of advice and advertisments about what to feed your furry friend. YearsContinue reading “The Dogs Dinner”

Hidden North Devon

Northam Burrows, North Devon My loyal pooch and I, will not be beaten. The torrential rain, face stinging hail and tree bending winds of the past few weeks, have not deterred us from our daily pleasures of walking the glorious North Devon coastline, salt marshes and sand dunes. Thursday morning dawns gloomy and wet. IContinue reading “Hidden North Devon”

Happiness is Hartland

Hartland Farmers Market Dawning bright and breezy the day held promise and a heightened feel of happiness. As the pooch and I jumped into the old jalopy for the drive to beautiful Hartland, North Devon both our stomachs rumbled at the thought of food and drink. This, you understand, was not just any old food,Continue reading “Happiness is Hartland”

Fireworks

The Fireworks. Appledore In Victorian times it was common practice to employ children to sweep chimneys. Thank goodness we no longer use this method as there are some pretty small flues around these days! Whether your flue is large or small, these days our preference is for multi fuel stoves or wood burners. Liners areContinue reading “Fireworks”

A family affair

Heritage Cob and Lime Driving over the Torridge bridge this morning, the brilliant low winter sun glistening on the virginal white cottages, houses and boats far below on the beautiful estuary, I was struck, not for the first time, how lucky I was to live in the beautiful county of North Devon. Not only wasContinue reading “A family affair”

Appledore Artisans

Appledore Knitting Group Things are happening behind closed doors in the beautiful historic port of Appledore on the North Devon coast. Meander along the beautiful old quay, listen to the gentle lapping of the the river Torridge against the ancient stone wall and watch the boats bobbing on the water, the village of Instow actingContinue reading “Appledore Artisans”

Off the hook

A fishy tale What better day to write a blog than Seafood Friday? Well, a blog pertaining to sumptuous scallops, perfect prawns and the fishy tales that surround them. Seafood and fish are fast foods, filled with lovely Omega 3 oils, low in calories and a perfect addition to your healthy eating regime. This blogContinue reading “Off the hook”