Tag: Devon

A New Home

A New Home

We had considered returning to Dorset. Always in the back of our minds, though, was the old line: “You can never go back.” So we thought it was best to try somewhere new.

Unexpected Outreach

Unexpected Outreach

I do NOT as a rule now read my own reviews or cite them. I leave it to readers perhaps to “debate” my novels as they so choose “among themselves” - because everyone is entitled to their opinion. However, when a reader reaches out to me directly, that is a different story…

A Week In Devon

A Week In Devon

We drove down last weekend to Devon, in the southwest. For the week we rented an Airbnb from a lovely couple who have turned a surviving 16th century shell of a one-time stone barn into a three room cottage...

Happy 4th From The Southwest (Of England)

Happy 4th From The Southwest (Of England)

A few photos from last week in Devon: With the promulgation, on July 4, 1776, of the (mostly Thomas Jefferson drafted, although no one would learn that for years to come) Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution moved into high gear.... “Uh, not revolution. It was the American War of Independence,” English Natalie lightheartedly disagreed. … Continue reading Happy 4th From The Southwest (Of England)

Devon’s Beautiful…. And One Rental Agent’s An Idiot

Devon’s Beautiful…. And One Rental Agent’s An Idiot

Thanks for your indulgence last week. There was supposed to be internet at our rental house in Devon, but there wasn't. And even, as I'd also said, getting internet on our phones along that coast - near Woolacombe - turned out to be a major challenge. The house wifi hadn't just broken either. It had been down for … Continue reading Devon’s Beautiful…. And One Rental Agent’s An Idiot

Unexpected Interruption

We are on a short break in Devon. Problem is the rental house doesn't have the promised internet. Arrgh! And getting mobile net on the phone in this rural coastal area is unpredictable at best. I'm sitting outside a shop right now, and just had a pile of emails come thru! I was able to … Continue reading Unexpected Interruption