Category Archives: Village life

Planting flowers

I like many people I see lots of memes on social media these days. One in particular struck me as very pertinent at the beginning of this year. Two people are chatting whilst one of  them is gardening. The watcher … 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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Happy Christmas Dartmoor Smile

Cor! The Boxing Day weather up here is horrible enough to drive a wall to drink!

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Dartmoor Smile 2

I am reminded, following a comment on my previous and ludicrously long ago posting, that I haven’t shown you the finished wall. The farmer who created it says that if he makes one person a day smile as they drive … Continue reading

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A Dartmoor smile

I’ve recently been passing a field gateway on the Widecombe road that is being widened, presumably to allow larger tractors and other equipment into the field. Now stone gateposts have been put in and a small stretch of wall rebuilt. … 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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