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North Devon Business Leisure and Tourism Awards 2019

I was SO PROUD to be at the North Devon Business Leisure and Tourism Awards this week with my husband Steve. Our business, (well his business really), Willoughby Ltd makes furniture from a base in South Molton and was presented with an award for the BEST MANUFACTURER IN NORTH DEVON! He has promised me new kitchen worktops for The Annex and Southclay and new bedroom furniture for the purple twin ready for next season so all our guests should be able to admire some or his handiwork! Unfortunately family always have to wait till last...

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New Sculptures for Cooper Street in Bideford

BillandPeach Shaw Metalwork have finished the first stage of a wonderful commission to make and erect steel, copper and brass sculptures around Bideford in North Devon. One is a cooper making barrels the second, an old Bideford merchant. Two more to follow... to celebrate the history of the town. Sponsored by Rob and Grahem Braddick and Torridge District Council these first two pieces will form part of a sculpture trail set high up on prominent buildings in Bideford.

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September for Sunrise Yoga, Sunsets and Star-gazing!

September sunshine has been a delight! An Indian Summer? Certainly, a treat for our guests coming to stay for a late Summer/Autumn break. The middle of September was nicer than the middle of July or August this year! Clear, cloudless blue during the day and beautiful crystal-clear, star-lit skies at night. This September has been exceptional, the early morning, misty sunrises have tempted me out into the garden with my yoga mat and the sunsets have been extraordinary! Watching the sun fall into the sea at the end of the day or lying back in the hot tub with a glass of something cool whilst the sky is lit up then the stars come out makes me grateful to be alive. I LOVE September.

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ART TREK North Devon Open Studios

I was in Bideford Pannier Market yesterday and was reminded it was the time of year for Art Trek (13th -29th September) Over 60 amazing venues to visit all across North Devon. This trail gives us the chance not only to find new and exciting art but also to meet the talented artists who have created it.

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BIDEFORD CARNIVAL and MASSED PIPES & DRUMS

Childhood memories of the family treat we enjoyed for many years for my younger brother's birthday always come flooding back when it's carnival season and the fair is in town. Bideford Carnival is always a rather ragged assortment of Carnival Queens and Princesses... majorettes... a few floats that are thinly disguised advertising for local businesses... lots of pushy parents and for the last 15 years the wonderful Massed Pipes and Drums. It is always really well supported by the local community, it is great fun and a lovely evening's entertainment.

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New Website With ONLINE BOOKING!

I am being encouraged to write a regular update on our wonderful new website! A blog keeps the Google search engines happy and hopefully keeps our visitors up to date with what is happening in our special corner of North Devon.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

I am sorry for not updating this page of our website for ages.... I realise 2016 and 17 have slipped past rather quickly - is it an age thing?!! Still renting our lovely properties in this beautiful part of the world but not trying very hard with my online marketing!

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