My Blog 

A selection of general posts. 

South Devon Railway

A day out on the South Devon Railway. Brilliant! From Buckfastleigh to Totnes, only a short ride but fantastic fun. Hats off to the volunteers who work tirelessly to make this all work so well. We had intended to do the boat trip on the Dart but Totnes took up most of the day. (estimated date – EP)

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Brenin’s Crown

I’m immensely proud and grateful to Janet Ruth, an American authoress, for using one of my photographs of Scorhill Stone Circle as the front cover image for her latest 300 page Romance Novel, Benin’s Crown. I’m a slow reader so haven’t read it yet but the text below taken from the rear cover describes the novel. As the daughter and only child of Queen Morveren and King Brenin, young Addien leads a life of luxury and security. But when all she loves is torn from her, she must learn to survive by relying on her own courage and strength of character. In doing so, she also learns about trusting others and holding onto her faith. Growing to womanhood in dangerous times, she must face disappointment, betrayal, and isolation while keeping a secret many would die to discover. For she alone has the power to choose who will take her father’s

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Winter 2010

The UK has had its fair share of bad weather for this time of year.Life becomes difficult when it snows heavily on Dartmoor. The farmers are having a terrible time, not only with the blanket of snow but with temperatures never getting above freezing during the day and falling to -15 at night. All the indoor drinking water for the livestock has frozen solid. Our farmer is letting the stock back into the fields to drink for a short time, before bringing them back in again. Difficult enough normally, but testing in these conditions. We haven’t had the car out for over a week now, fortunately we stocked up with provisions and should be ok till after Christmas. Our village is within walking distance and the main roads to it are now passable for HGV deliveries so at least the shops have enough to keep stocks up.

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Winter 2009-10

Furlong Barn where we lived until 2015, on the wall in our garden. This Fox looks in need of feed, but our hens are only a few metres away. We watched it for a while, but the proximity of the house, and the smell of our dog put it off.Later it jumped down from the wall and into the field and away.She (or he), may well be back so a constant lookout is necessary.The snow over winter was unusually deep.Whiddon Down is the highest point on the A30 between London and Cornwall, always gets the worst of the weather.

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