Tag Archives: Appledore

3 short local walks: how I spend my days here

 26 Sep- Northam Burrows Driving along alone,  tide coming in, I open my window and catch cows’ sweet scent. I arrive at the tip of the Burrows, and sit quietly, looking out across the estuary to Appledore. An elderly woman drives up … Continue reading

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Appledore Summer Festival

Sunday – a more overcast day today – looks like rain. Just as well. My neck and shoulders are still sore after Fridays sunburn. The Appledore silver band arrives and settles down to wait for the Vicar’s open air service. … Continue reading

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Content with Silence

A tidal spiral earthwork that I made a few years ago, at the Skern, just at the tip of Northam Burrows, by Appledore. It is still there, now draped with a thick curtain of luscious green seaweed:  covered and uncovered every single … Continue reading

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Earth Hour on Northam Burrows

I am continually amazed at the sudden shifts in temperature and weather round here. Today – a bright sunny spring day, out with the family. In between pushing the baby buggy uphill, loaded with our newly-gathered stone collection from the … Continue reading

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Torridge Boat Trip

Up the Torridge today on The Cheeky Monkey , from Appledore to Weare Giffard. A cold Sunday afternoon, with sunshine breaking through the cloud. It was a fabulous trip, another world, a completely different view of home surroundings, as the … Continue reading

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Earth Dreaming

After weeks of unsettled weather – torrential rain, sun, stormy, mild, cold, hot – it began to brighten up just in time for the opening of the Appledore Visual Arts Festival. Unpredictable weather patterns have long been known to be, … Continue reading

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Appledore Visual Arts Festival

Appledore Visual Arts Festival: 29th May to 1st  June 2008 The theme this year for the fabulous Appledore Festival in Devon is “Earth”. It will be opened on the evening of Wed. May 28th by Satish Kumar, followed by a screening … Continue reading

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The Sea Lady

At the Appledore Book Festival last night, Margaret Drabble gave us an  intriguing insight into her new novel ‘The Sea Lady’. As well as readings, she told us a little of how the book came into being – including a memorable research trip to … Continue reading

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