Tag Archives: Devon

My Eco-Angel

I  honestly feel like I have a little Eco-Angel watching over me! I am nearly 30 years old, and I have managed my entire life without owning a car. There have been days when I have cycled home in torrential … Continue reading

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Permaculture Introductory Course

Just a short one as I troll through my to-do list, while sat on a rail replacement (due to land-slip and excessive water) coach…..to say that I have changed the dates of my upcoming “Introduction to Permaculture Course”. The course … Continue reading

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Designing An Introduction to Permaculture Course

I vividly remember the first time someone told me I should be a teacher. I was 16, and I found myself helping tutor my friends with their maths homework. Then, when I was in my last year at University, my … Continue reading

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My Pain In The Arsenic

Hectic. There is no other word for it. Which is good, because if I wasn’t really busy right now, I might stop and get depressed about the lack of sunshine that my skin has seen. As we say in the … Continue reading

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The Dartmoor Classic 2012

I had a childless Sunday and no plans. I was new in town and didn’t know anybody. I googled “Tavistock meets on Sunday”, and up popped the Tavistock Wheelers Cycling Club. I thought to myself, I ride my bike every … Continue reading

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Metal Eating Mushrooms Maybe?

One of the first principles that I learnt, when I completed a Permaculture Design Course, was to Observe and Interact. I’ve heard of many projects taking a year to observe their land, and a year is what you need to … Continue reading

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The Piggery of Jam and the Pee Pear Pie

So I’ve moved my daughter and myself across the country, to sunny Devon. This really does feel like the beginning of the rest of my life! Most of the boxes are open, and my copious amounts of jams, chutneys and … Continue reading

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