North Devon Show

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Every summer Devon comes alive with regular one-day Agricultural Shows, celebrating its local rural communities, farming, food and crafts. The North Devon Show takes place this year on 7th August and the Showground at Umberleigh covers 50 acres offering a … Read More

Uffculme Country Fair

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For over 10 years Exe Valley Rotary Club have organised and held the Uffculme Country Fair, which takes place in the beautiful setting of the Culm Valley. It’s a traditional Country Fair with a great display of vintage cars, a … Read More

Torbay Steam Fair

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As a child I spent many happy days visiting Steam Fairs with my dad, who was a real enthusiast & as a result I have a real fondness for anything to do with steam engines …… I love the smell, … Read More

The Handmade Festival

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Last year we packed the jewellery and everything we needed for the stall into the car and headed off for our first experience of The Handmade Festival at Hampton Court. When we left 3 days later we were exhausted, but … Read More

English Country Garden Festival

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Coombe Trenchard is a stunning Arts & Crafts Manor House set in beautiful rolling Devon countryside between Okehampton and Launceston. Surrounded by beautifully restored Edwardian gardens and acres of grounds, it really is the archetypal English Country Estate and as … Read More

Toby’s Garden Festival

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Is there anything more beautiful than a traditional English Garden with beautiful herbaceous borders and rambling, scented roses dropping their petals onto a perfectly striped lawn? I do have a real soft spot for gardens and so am delighted that … Read More

Bath Artisan Market

For many years we lived near Bath, which has always been one of my favourite cities. The beautiful architecture, its rich history and of course its great Spa are all good reasons to visit, but it also has some wonderful … Read More

A productive snow-day by the fire.

Looking at the weather this weekend you’d easily think it was December rather than mid March with the Spring Equinox just around the corner. Snow at this time of year seems so out of the ordinary – the daffodils are … Read More

From a French table to your wrist

I have always loved pottering around the Brocante Markets of France, seeking out new things for the house and garden, but more recently have been ferreting out old silver and other unusual items, creating new pieces of jewellery with them. … Read More

All Things Festive & Lovely – Plymouth, 2/12/17

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The Guildhall on Royal Parade in the centre of Plymouth is the venue for this lovely event, organised by Miss Ivy Events, which will be a good opportunity to find some unique and different products from local small businesses & … Read More