Buckfast Tonic Wine

Buckfast Tonic Wine

“Buckfast Tonic Wine? That’s what all the Glaswegians are drinking isn’t it? Causes all sorts of trouble.” I was not prepared for this. It didn’t sound likely; Buckfast Tonic Wine is made by monks in sleepy, rural Devon, only a few miles from where I live. Surely it cannot have a sinister side, but our friend was insistent.…

Parke

Not a PB run

Saturday’s parkrun at Parke was clearly not going to be a PB run. For starters, I was still in bed at ten past eight. Yes, I had dragged myself out of bed to eat a tactical breakfast at around 7:30, but the lure of the duvet had soon called me back once again. I was…

Cheddar Gorge

Double cheese blogger (part 2)

I take deep, ragged breaths, sucking air into my lungs. Sweat runs freely down my forehead and stings my eyes. Blinking through salty tears, I look up. Ahead of me, through the trees, I can see sunshine marking the top of the hill. It has been a long climb over tree roots and up steps,…

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…

Categories

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…