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A Scottish Affair

I love a good party all for a good cause and The Carnell Cup was certainly that. Held at the breathtakingly beautiful Carnell Estate in Ayrshire, The Carnell Cup is a competitive simulated shoot that takes place on the estate with lunch in a marquee. The proceeds of the shoot and the auction were to […]

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Wildlife springs to life in North Devon

Spring has well and truly arrived, and so far the weather in North Devon has been dry and a lot cooler than normal. The primroses are just spectacular lining roadside banks and many woods have beautiful scatterings of wood anemones, wild garlic and a hint of blue where the bluebells are just emerging. This weekend saw […]

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The Royal Approval for the Best of British

The lenses of the world’s paparazzi have been firmly fixed on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over the past week as they undertake a landmark tour of India. As always, Kate’s wardrobe has received a great deal of attention and scrutiny at every function with fans of the Duchess’ style snapping up the best […]

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Spring ascends to Highbullen

I will take a risk and say that spring has arrived! The easterly breezes are very welcome here in North Devon, as it means dry and warm weather, and has been over a week since the last rain fall. Although wall to wall sunshine is predicted for the next ten days, winter never seems to […]

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Road Tripping The Aristopractical Way

“People don’t take trips, trips take people” these words from John Steinbeck finely illustrate the way that many Londoners feel when the urge comes to escape the city. Rolling hills, fresh air and roaring country fires call from beyond the suburbs of the big smoke and sometimes it’s a call that’s just too loud to […]

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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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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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Off the River and Out to Sea

The whole of North Devon is basking in autumn sunshine, the weather has been set fair for many days now and is set to continue for the next ten days. There is no better time of year for a country stroll or a round of golf before the clocks go back and the evenings drawing […]

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