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A winter that feels like spring

We hear the latest from Chris Taylor down at Highbullen Hotel in North Devon With the start of the New Year, it’s time to recap over the past couple of months down in Devon. One of the triggers that stimulate spawning is cold weather, and by the beginning of November we had still not had […]

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Picking up birds and boys in Devon…

I feel like my paws have barely touched the ground of late! From stays with my Fairy Dog-Father, to trips up to Newcastle, it’s almost a relief to be back in Mayfair, although the girls aren’t half taking up a lot of room on my favourite desk chairs. Anyway I’ve managed to squeeze on with […]

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Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

AMEX celebrates Small Business Saturday as part of their annual Shop Small Campaign AMEX’s Shop Small Campaign is an initiative that looks to bring together small businesses, local people and local councils in a bid to highlight their successes and encourage support within their respective communities. The research, commissioned by American Express, revealed that small shops […]

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Nature’s Mischief

After many dry weeks, the heavens opened at the end of October, soaking 20 odd technicians connecting a new underground High Voltage power line across the Estate. Nature playing havoc with mankind in more ways than one, as this small army of men was mobilised, due to a greater spotted woodpecker making its home in a High […]

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Out on the river right to the very end

The fishing season draws to a close and Highbullen is decked in glorious autumn colours The stunning, mild late September and early October weather revealed wildlife in abundance. The cloudless skies make the thousands of migrating swallows and house martins drifting south in an endless stream down the Mole valley appear to fly much higher […]

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And so Autumn rolls in

Since the last blog the calendar tells us we have officially made the transition from summer into autumn but someone needs the tell Mother Nature, as she’s continuing to give both in the field and on the river. Whilst the final week of August was far from summery, treating us to 75 mm of rain […]

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What to Pack for a Country Weekend Away

Are you confident and stylish at work in the city and then haven’t a clue what to wear at the weekend? You are not alone. An eagerly anticipated invitation to spend an idyllic weekend in the country with friends is often followed by fear and worry of how to get the relaxed country look and […]

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