Many of those familiar with writing letters or other documents on computer will have come across a little piece of clip-art that pops up in the bottom right hand of the screen to offer its services.
Like many people, I watched some of George Best’s funeral on the television recently. I suppose, also like many, I was a fan, and to me he was a bit of a hero. However, a few days later, one of the real heroes of my life also died.
‘I was born in Oxford where I lived for four years before moving with my father and brother to Charmouth, Dorset. We lived in a house on the Stonebarrow Estate and I attended Charmouth Primary School under John Broadhurst. I Read more »
Kieron Bewes has lived in and around Sidmouth, Devon, all his life. After a short career in the building trade he developed a life-long passion for horticulture. Kieron takes up the story: ‘I was born in the Cottage Hospital, Sidmouth, Read more »
As we start the run-up to Christmas it’s interesting to watch the ever more creative and ingenious methods used by manufacturers to help us reach into our pockets. Apart from toys, socks, ties and ipods, we will likely spend millions Read more »
‘My photograph was taken by Gordon Hall as a result of a silent auction to raise money for the church in the village where I live with my parents. My mother was the successful bidder. I am 15 years old Read more »
The story of a mother’s love for her child is always guaranteed to cut right to the bone of even the coldest hearted person, but never so poignantly as when that mother is dying of cancer. As October is Breast Read more »
October is awash with food festivals. Not only is there Great British Food Fortnight, Seafood Week and British Cheese Week but locally there are food festivals in South Somerset, Exmoor and Dorset,
Wally Weeks was born in Shawford, Hampshire in 1948 and now lives in Godmanstone, in the Cerne Valley, Dorset. Wally is a chartered civil engineer, and works as a consultant specializing in public water supply. He was awarded an MBE Read more »
He was the youngest captain in the British Army and a member of the elite SAS regiment. He went on to lead over 30 expeditions, including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth and the first unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent. He was awarded the OBE for human endeavour and charitable services and after a heart attack in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. His home in the West Country, though often bathed in good old British drizzle, is a far cry from the sub-zero temperatures that Sir Ranulph Fiennes has endured in an already extraordinary life.