I bought myself a copy of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid a while ago, and though it now seems a bit dated I remembered why I had liked it so much when it first came out. There were some great one-liners, such as Butch’s, ‘you crazy—the fall’ll probably kill ya!’ when Sundance admits he can’t swim, and ‘If he’d just pay me what he’s spending to make me stop robbing him, I’d stop robbing him!’.
T.S. Elliot maintained that ‘April is the cruellest month.’ This year it was plain crazy, setting the record as the wettest April for 125 years while we were also officially in drought. When the deluge finally abated and the arks Read more »
You can wait a long time for a bus to come along and then a whole lot arrive at once. And in the food world that is happening now. The hot ticket at the moment is food made and sold Read more »
East Devon artist Alex Hartley started out with an idea for a sculpture but ended up with more than anyone could have imagined. He talked to Fergus Byrne about an island on the move. The day I meet artist Alex Read more »
The local pre-school is a treasured place where Groovy Youngest goes to play and learn—and give me a break from the Vale’s chattiest four-year-old philosophising naturalist. “Mummy this is what a flower looks like when it closes up ALL its Read more »
Robin Mills went to Chideock, West Dorset, to meet thatcher Dave Symonds. This is his story. “My interest in thatching started when I was 11 years old. I got off the school bus one day, and the local thatcher who Read more »
An artist who paints every day to a disciplined schedule Julian Bailey talks to Mary Talbot