Category Archives: River Dart

Goodbye 2016 – not sorry to see you go.

2016 was not a good year. Apart from all the grim and ghastly things happening in the news, that seemed to rock the foundations of the type of society I thought I lived in and promised more un-nerving and disturbing … Continue reading

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Owl baby 2105

We’ve had our own owl baby again this year. I am told, by those that know these sort of things, that it is a tawny owl baby and jolly noisy it is too. We have plenty of tawny owls around … Continue reading

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Good grief – I’m back!

Dear Blog, I know you have  been much neglected – can it really be December since I last posted? I hope you are still talking to me. I’ve been really busy – honest. Lots has been happening.  There was a tearful, … Continue reading

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A Dartmoor soul needs to catch up

On Tuesday we deserted Dartmoor, for the day, to go to Bristol on a cello buying expedition. My daughter has been saving up for ages and finally the day had come to buy her new cello. Bristol was great and … Continue reading

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Spring in the Dart valley

Spring is here!! Despite moments yesterday that felt like winter today is a glorious spring day, as long as you’ve got a waterproof handy. Today we walked upstream to enjoy the bluebells and other spring flowers. The added bonus was … Continue reading

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A not-an-arboretum

An arboretum is a tree garden. To plant one must take tremendous vision and faith, because whoever plants it is certainly not going to see it come to maturity. One of the best in the UK is at Westonbirt in Gloucestershire, … Continue reading

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Now, I wasn’t expecting that!

Woke up, opened the curtains – blimey, snow! So daffoldils and snow, camelias and snow, catkins and snow. Very confusing. Not just sparse, skinny snow, but big, fat, clumpy flakes. The tops were covered and my trip to Princetown was … Continue reading

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