Cheese chutneys

Double cheese blogger (part 1)

Welcome to a two-part blog post, linked (mildly) by the subject of cheese. (Yes, it’s a bit tenuous, but go with it). In part two you will find me running up hills and down hills (and then back up hills again). But let’s start with something a little more sedentary: part one has us sitting…

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Three letter acronyms

In the office where I work we love our TLA’s, our three letter acronyms. To be honest (TBH) I could probably structure an entire conversation out of them and still be perfectly understood, within the four walls of our office at least. And we’re not the only ones, life now seems to be full of…

Camper Coffee van

Bitesized: Coffee to go

There’s nothing like walking around a warm marquee to leave you gasping for a drink. Seeing as all food and drink festivals seem to involve some form of tent and, somewhat unbelievably, a fair amount of sunshine as well, then it is no wonder that they make sure to organise somewhere for the thirsty to get…

Bovisands ice cream

Bitesized: Yarde Farm ice cream

You may remember that I finished the 2014 5×50 challenge at Bovisands in South Devon. What I didn’t mention at the time was that I rewarded myself for completing the challenge with a double scoop of Yarde Farm ice cream. I didn’t plan to have two scoops but the cafe at Bovisands has a bizarre…

Tiny Marmalade

Tiny. Not marmalade.

The Tiny Marmalade was set up in Exeter by Paloma Hermoso in 2013. Growing out of her love of tiny pots and jars, her new business saw her start to make all sorts of interesting jams and marmalades to fill those tiny glass jars. A quick look through the flavours listed on her website shows a…

Rhino close up

Bitesized: Rhino Ale

Bays Brewery in Paignton has launched a new beer this summer. They have teamed up with Paignton Zoo to brew Rhino Ale, donating 10p from every bottle or pint sold to help raise funds for critically endangered black rhinos in Zimbabwe. The beer is a pleasant middle-of-the-road light golden ale and you certainly can’t miss it in…

Glass eye

Football: a contact sport

I was in the process of spinning around when I saw it. It was big and round and it kept getting bigger. Whoomf! The football slammed into my face, only a metre or so away from the foot that had volleyed it. Ouch. There was a collective “oooooh” from the other players and they sauntered over…