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A Winters walk in the Avon Valley Woods

December in Beesands is a special time of year , the chilling winds , the clear air making the colours more vibrant than your can imagine and that pleasant exhaustion  you feel after a days exposure  to the elements and then the satisfaction  of the...

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We’ll always have our memories

Sorting out some boxes from my childhood home I came across my English exercise book from 1977. I read in fascination as I wrote a play centred around our kitchen table discussing the social classes and characters of a TV documentary ‘21Up’. The premise of...

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Where has the summer gone ?

Looking at my website's blog I can not believe that I haven't put pen to paper since February . Life is strange ,every stage from education , starting your professional journey, setting up home, children and then empty nest you stress thinking how can I...

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First weekend in February

Today spring is definitely on the way but 2 weeks ago you couldn't of imagined how our weather pattern has the tendency to change on a daily basis, I suppose its one of the privileges of living on an island! We managed to arrive in Beesands before the...

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Hello 2019!

What a fabulous idea New Years Eve in Beesands ! As you get older this special evening can lose its magic, the teenage nights partying , starting out with new homes and new additions to families then you blink and you are in your 50's. How do you add...

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Kickstart to Christmas in Beesands

I feel really Christmasy primarily due to a fabulous weekend at No 1 enjoying some festive cheer . Firstly a lovely evening at the Cricket decorated beautifully ready for the Christmas season , locals laughing and joking and a few drinks to help us relax ready for the...

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Autumn in South Hams

As I sit looking out on the dull and murky suburban  November it seems  impossible that a few weeks ago I was enjoying the enchantment that only comes with the unpredicable October from the late warmth to the howling gales and massive waves. 2018 has seen...

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A day out in Dartmouth

The park and ride high on the hill above Dartmouth is the usual way to arrive for a day out especially busy days like  the autumn food fayre or the summer bank holiday regatta. This also gives you the first view of the beautiful town with its...

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Lets try something new – Paddle boarding !

Just take the first step ! I use this expression all the time within my everyday life with the athletes I coach and my own children and family. Paddle boarding has been on our to do list for ages and rather than just talk about it I took the first step and...

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Totnes to Buckfastleigh on the steam train

Many of us visiting Beesands are very happy staying close to the sea and all the wonderful things close to home but some of you may like us need to take trips to the station at Totnes to drop off various family members catching the train back to London,...

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