Tag Archives: October

Autumnal Colours at Westonbirt Arboretum

This weekend we finally made a trip to The Forestry Commission National Arboretum at Westonbirt, to see the famed autumnal spectacle of colour. And it didn’t disappoint.

Westonbirt Arboretum

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Life is so fragile

Now and again events happen in your life that make you realise that our time on this planet is very precious, and the last few weeks has really hit home.

Notre Dame, Paris - Candles

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Dartmoor & the Devils Finger Fungi

We spent the afternoon today walking through the steep wooded river valley of the Dart above Newbridge on Dartmoor.

Tumbling Dart

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Another busy weekend for the Rescue Team

This past weekend was a busy one for the Dartmoor Search & Rescue team (Ashburton), with 2 callouts and attending 2 events to both raise awareness of the team and provide support to a public event.

Abbots Way Walk 2011

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing

I’ve never been top of the class, academically, sport, or otherwise, always Mr Average. I’m not complaining though as frequently others have that skill and drive that I don’t. Whether it be 16 year old Tom Daly who has just won 2 Gold’s at the Commonwealth Games on top of superb GCSE results during the summer, or somebody who has a particular skill or passion such as Rachel Carter and her creative writing, or the self confidence and quickness of mind that means they can light up a room when they walk in like my larger than life mate Hummers. Although I will never have that level of skill or confidence, it doesn’t stop me from admiring them and others. Continue reading