Mid Devon Show

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When our boys were younger we used to visit many of the summer Agricultural Shows that take place across the area. The are always a great way to spend a day, looking at the animals, watching the events in the … Read More

Devon Pop Ups – Vintage and Handmade

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Last November on a particularly damp day we drove up to Barnstaple Pannier Market to have a stall for the first time at the Devon Pop Ups’ Christmas Fair. It was such a lovely event – the Pannier Market was … Read More

Magic Of Christmas – RHS Rosemoor

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Just before Christmas Rosemoor Gardens hosts a last minute chance to find that elusive Christmas Gift from a local designer & producer at its Magic of Christmas event. Linked with the garden’s Glow event, where the short days provide the … Read More

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

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

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

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

Inside Outside on Exeter Quay

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Well it’s been a rather unsettled start to the year in more ways than one and as a result I haven’t known when I’m going to be around to book in any events. Happily, in the last few days, things … Read More