28 February

Stay in, keep warm, bake a pie!

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Stay in, keep warm, bake a pie!

With a bitter North Easterly today, take brisk walk in the country or on the beach, light the fire and bake yourself a Squab pie! Although it is not known exactly where squab pie was first made, it is clear that it was somewhere in the south of England. Although it appears that squab pie did ...

21 December

Not a guest was stirring …

Not a guest was stirring …

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a guest was stirring, not even a mouse, The log burner was stacked and handled with care, The bathrooms cleaned, not so much as a hair. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of Xboxes danced in their heads. And ...

29 November

Celebration Time!

Celebration Time!

The baby boomers are coming! With the baby boomers now hitting their 60′s and the increased levels of travel and opportunity to travel, we are seeing the rise of family celebrations. People are living longer, some have enjoyed exellent investments and families can stretch across the globe. Bubbly for all What evidence is there for ...

16 November

On the Literary Trail in Devon

On the Literary Trail in Devon

Devon has quite the literary heritage. Wordsmiths extraordinaire, such as Dame Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Henry Williamson, Ted Hughes and Rudyard Kipling, all have connections to this scenic corner of the country. Some were born here, others came here of their own accord. All found that Devon’s remarkable landscapes – whether the atmospheric ...

20 October

North Devon Versus South Devon

North Devon Versus South Devon

North Devon Versus South Devon  When it comes to holidays in Devon, there is one age-old question that’s posed again and again: “Should we go to North Devon or South Devon?” Distinctive though the two coastlines are – one faces the wild Atlantic, the other the calmer English Channel – they also have much in ...

5 October

Halloween Thrills: South East England

Halloween Thrills: South East England

Halloween Thrills: South East England Halloween is on the horizon, which means all around South East England, spook lovers are preparing for a scare! Of course, this haunted holiday also coincides with half-term, so – depending on the age of your children – you may want to keep the Halloween activities friendly and fun rather ...

9 September

Where to Get Your Adrenaline Fix in Devon

Where to Get Your Adrenaline Fix in Devon

Some holiday-goers are happy to lie comatose on a beach for days on end, but for adrenaline junkies, sitting still can feel like something to be endured rather than enjoyed. Luckily, Devon offers much more than rest and relaxation with hills, cliffs, lakes, rivers and not one, but two coastlines providing the chance for rip-roaring ...

8 August

Where to go Walking in Devon

Where to go Walking in Devon

Between the office, public transport, cars and the couch, us modern-day humans end up spending a fair proportion of our life cooped up indoors. Pity that, because nothing boosts the spirits like fresh air and nature, both of which Devon has in spades. Not only is the county home to two National Parks (Exmoor and ...

7 July

Devon’s Best Beaches

Devon’s Best Beaches

It’s no secret that Devon is home to some seriously beautiful beaches, but what’s heaven for one holidaymaker can be hell for another. While some people yearn for a hidden stretch to doze on, others pine after exhilarating waves. Some love the feeling of sand beneath their toes, others prefer sand-free shingle. Some want an ...

25 June

Baskets at the Ready: Devon’s Top Picnic Spots

Baskets at the Ready: Devon’s Top Picnic Spots

In life, there are what we call ‘simple pleasures’ – things that cost next to nothing, but whose satisfying effects can turn an average day into a great one. Like the feeling of being warm and cosy inside as the rain patters on the roof or the smell of freshly laundered sheets, for example. But ...