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The story of a castle as told for children and then for the adults!

Entertain your children over Easter: The story of Lawrence Castle (Children’s Workshop) Have you spotted the big white castle from the viewpoint on the Discovery Trail at Haldon Forest?  Why not learn a little bit about its colourful history and

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A productive day of making Seville orange and lemon marmalade!

It’s that time of year again, when I set to making lots of pots of delicious marmalade for the guests to enjoy during their stay. Liz www.churchapproach.co.uk Here’s a recipe from the BBC Good Food Guide: Ingredients 4 Seville orange

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Try Becky Falls for a lovely day out…………

If you fancy a wonderful day out, surrounded by spectacular scenery, you can do no better than Becky Falls.  Voted Devon’s Top Beauty Spot, it is also recommended by the World Wildlife Fund as an Amazing Family Day Out. There

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Christmas preparations are in full swing!

Ruby and I went on a great blast of a walk around the farm yesterday to gather holly, ivy and other greenery to start making the Christmas decorations. In the leat on the farm trail the holly was covered in

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Try a spot of bird-watching from a tram!

If you’re looking for a fun day out during your Devon holiday why not take a trip on the Seaton Tramway?  Narrow gauge heritage trams operate between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton, through 3 miles of unspoilt countryside, in East Devon’s

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RHS Rosemoor comes up trumps with a Tramper!

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed a day out at RHS Rosemoor Gardens near Torrington with my mum, daughter, Kirsty, and her great friend, Mamoona.   Mum, aged eighty-four and a half, is off on another adventure very soon, travelling

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A fantastic evening celebrating all things Devon!

I was invited to be guest speaker at the 7th annual Devon Tourism Awards last week.  Many years ago I won the award for best B&B in the Southwest, went through to the nationals and came runner up to Castle

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Devon Farms’ East Devon team do lunch!

On Tuesday some of the East Devon ladies went for a trip to the Pig at Coombe.  We were given a tour of some of the rooms and gardens and then finished off with lunch in The Folly. We had

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Mary… Oh My Goodness!

I love talking. In fact it is sometimes very hard to shut me up. Looking back through some of my early school reports there are, throughout the years, many comments such as “would do so much better if she could

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Come along to the Hatherleigh Carnival!

This carnival is a very big, annual event in the Hatherleigh/Okehampton area.  It is a long established tradition that the leading frame is 12 torches, representing the 12 months of the year.   In the afternoon is a very well

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