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A new start!

I know i’ve been lacking on posts and i’m afraid i’ve had problems with time of recent months due to work and home commitments.

In a bid to help me with time i have decided to move my blog to another website address which i will inform you of shortly.

This new blog will include lots of new posts about our recent travels, holidays and also our new dog called Alfie who’s featured in the image!

Sorry for not posting more in recent months and i hope you’ll join me and my family in our new venture!



Fernworthy Reservoir

Fernworthy Reservoir is located near to Chagford in Devon and was constructed between 1936 and 1942.

The reservoir is surrounded by forest and moorland and covers approximately 37 hectares. At it’s deepest point, when full, the reservoir is around 64ft deep and holds somewhere in the region of 380 million gallons.

Fernworthy Old Bridge

During the building of Fernworthy Reservoir various buildings and structures became submerged beneath the waters including prehistoric hut circles , remains of farm walls, gate posts and the very impressive stone bridge and 400 year old clapper bridge which once stood of over the river.


When levels at the reservoir are very low these wonderful historic objects can be seen. The last time they were fully visable was in 2003, however due to low water levels at Fernworthy Reservoir this year we managed to get a couple of photos of both the bridges in all their glory.



Beautiful Dartmoor

Following on from my post What a difference a day makes, it certainly does when you live on Dartmoor!

No matter what the weather Dartmoor is always beautiful in my mind, just thought i’d upload a few photos of my wander with Stanley the dog this morning. It’s so bright and summery up on Dartmoor today you could be forgiven for thinking that summer was just around the corner and winter is far behind, however knowing Dartmoor as well as i do i’d suggest that a rainy day will be with us again sooner than i think.

In the meantime please enjoy!

What a difference a day makes!

What a difference a day makes – too true.

This wonderful song by Dinah Washington has to have been made for Dartmoor! I took Stanley dog out for a walk this morning and as soon as i got up onto the moors this song popped into my head. Yesterday morning was quite different, it was bright and sunny and yet today it is a completely different kettle of fish.

Continue reading What a difference a day makes!

Pew Tor – Devon

Pew Tor – Devon

Last week we decided to go for a little walk up on Pew Tor on Dartmoor, which is just a short distance from Tavistock in Devon.

There are plenty of great places to park and then there’s a short walk up to the top of the tor. The views of Tavistock and the rest of Dartmoor are superb, especially on a day like this where the sun was shinning.

As with lots of tor’s on Dartmoor, plenty of people have left letter box stamps hidden away in the cracks and crevasses. Our kids like nothing better than scurrying around looking in all the gaps to see if they can find a plastic tupperware box. Once they’ve found the box it’s time to have a look inside to see what stamp is there and what messages have been left in the book.

It’s a great way to spend an afternoon and thoroughly recommended especially if the weathers good!

It’s Been a While!

Yes, it’s been a while since I last posted anything but we have been quite busy!

Firstly my eldest started secondary school! Yes that’s right my eldest son now catches the bus everyday to the secondary school of his choice! He’s grown up so quickly but i am very proud of his achievements so far in life.

That was the main event for September but we’ve also been extremely busy decorating and to be honest i lost a little motivation in writing and blogging. i have had so much to keep me busy including work but now i am back.

Christmas was a little dodgy with our favourite pet Stan being ill. He decided to get a stomach upset, or so we thought, on Christmas Eve, which led to him being hospitalised for several days and subsequently costing us lots of money. He went back in again at the end of January and although we thought it may be to do with his age it turned out that his thyroid was completely shot to bits.

Stan however is now back to normal if not better than normal. He started taking thyroid medication and he is a completely different dog. It’s almost like he has reverted back to being a puppy, full of energy and bounce again. If you have a labrador yourself and you thing their age is catching up with them yours may have a similar problem as it’s extremely common.

Anyway, since that rigmarole we’ve been on holiday again! This time a short trip to Brittany to Domaine des Ormes campsite. There are plenty of posts to follow on this subject as we visited many great places during our trip.

We’ve also booked our family holiday for the summer which is another story.

Anyway my ramblings will return shortly!!!