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Orvis Dog Pawty

On August 2nd dog lovers and their four-footed-friends took shelter from the rain in the Orvis Retail Store situated on Regent Street for the Orvis hosted Dog Pawty. Despite the miserable weather everyone arrived with smiles on their faces and wagging tails, (something which would later be important for a well-rewarded competition of WTPTS or […]

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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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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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January snippets from the Devon countryside

What a wet start to the year! I believe we have had just two dry days in January and besides going outside for essentials, feeding sheep, walking dogs and taking a few tentative steps out on the course, I really haven’t taken any more than three good walks. So this blog is only about a […]

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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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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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