Zero Waste Exeter: A Review

One of the great things about central Exeter, are the characterful neighbourhood pockets that are so distinctive and really break up the big city commercialism. So, if you are visiting Exeter and want to feel part of the community for a day or perhaps for a season, where better to stop off for supplies than…

Farm to Folk, Commercial Road, Exeter – A Review.

I have to say finding an affordable corner shop where I can: โœ”๏ธBuy locally produced milk ๐Ÿ„ โœ”๏ธGreat quality, locally grown ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŒ and ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฅ•๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿฅ” โœ”๏ธ๐Ÿž, ๐Ÿฅš and other basics Without starting an overdraft๐Ÿ˜ฅ …was a ๐Ÿ’ฏ surprise!  But there it is on Commercial Street, Farm to Folk opposite The Bishop Blaze public house, and across…

Belle Isle Park, Exeter. An urban escape.

For me, Exeter is a true garden city, with the reassuring calm of rolling green hills visible from even the most opulent and commercial city centre vantage points. The agrarian, the wild and the open are never far away, with the urban sprawl faithfully held back by the County Council, Devon Wildlife Trust, Devon Gardens…

Slumbering steam train giants at Paignton Station, Devon

Slumbering giants at Paignton Station, Devon. One of the best things about passing through Paignton (other than watching the marvellous Oystercatchers at Preston)  is the opportunity to pause awhile and take in the steam trains and carriages of the Dartmouth Steam Railway which roommates with the local British Rail station. These stately engines, momentarily retired…

Why we need a Richard Vobes in Devon

I am probably old enough to have enjoyed his CITV show Snug and Cozi on more than one occasion. But Richard Vobes of Worthing, West Sussex, AKA The Bald Explorer is distinguishing himself as one of the UKโ€™s leading vloggers about all things landscape, heritage, and nature. If you have not already encountered his engaging…