Julia Mear grew up on Fawnsmoor Farm in Axminster, Devon, a holding farmed by her family for three generations. She now lives a few miles away at Kilmington. Julia takes up the story: “I’ve lived in the picturesque village of Read more »
It is often said that a little scepticism can be a good thing. The Public Library of Science (PLoS), a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource, recently highlighted the fact that we really shouldn’t believe everything we read.
Chris Marston has lived at Charmouth for twenty two years. Her parents, originally from Leicester, came to farm in the Axminster area fifty years ago. Chris takes up the story. “I love living in Charmouth. The village is beautiful with Read more »
Anyone who has lived in America will know the importance of having a car. Unless you live in a city with good public transport you’re unlikely to get anywhere without your own wheels.
Claire Harvey was born in South Brent on the edge of Dartmoor, but moved to East Devon at an early age. Here, her family run a dairy farm at Musbury near Axminster and Claire looks back fondly at her childhood Read more »
St Catherine’s Chapel has stood on top of Chapel Hill, overlooking the village of Abbotsbury, for over six hundred years. A prominent landmark in the countryside, it can be seen when approaching Abbotsbury along the coast road. The monks of Read more »
With no ‘Dorset Art Weeks’ this year, artists around the Bridport area are gearing up for ‘Bridport Open Studios’ at the end of August. There is no shortage of talent in the area and many have learnt their trade at Art College.
Sue Macpherson was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and lived in a number of different parts of Africa. Sue said, “When I was nine years old and living in Sierra Leone, I was attending a school which had a dilapidated hall Read more »
A £10million promotional campaign to encourage people in England to recycle ‘more stuff, more often’ gets a bit more publicity on June 27th, with a week of promotional events, press articles, television and radio exposure. While various recycling efforts are Read more »
Nathan was born in Exeter and grew up in East Devon where he developed a love of the vast diversity of landscape and wildlife in this area. After leaving school he attended Bicton College of Agriculture where he studied and Read more »