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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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Dartmoor goes to the seaside for a good cause

It’s not every Tuesday afternoon in the summer holidays that we go to Salcombe. Nor is it every time that we visit Salcombe that we keep bumping in to friends and neighbours from Dartmoor. This Tuesday, 4th August 2015, was … 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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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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Intertwined with the river Dart

Several Dartmoor bloggers have posted about Dartmoor’s rivers recently, not least because they’ve been spectacular as a result of the heavy rainfall. This set me to thinking about “my” river, the Dart, and how it intertwines with my life at … Continue reading

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Big lorry, little bridge – and a big thank you to the National Trust

Why can lorry drivers not read? On the Ashburton to Two Bridges Road there is a big sign saying that large vehicles can’t go beyond the Dart Valley Country Park. So I was suprised yesterday morning to follow a large … Continue reading

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