History of the world in one hundred brilliant fragments

History of the world in one hundred brilliant fragments

BBC Radio 4’s A History of the World in a 100 objects has come to a close – and through the many episodes I felt enlightened and uplifted, dewy-eyed on a number of occasions, and more consciously part of a wider, older world – what a magnificent...

Red Barn

Red Barn – the site for the fumblings and sexual awakenings of roughly half the youth of Buckfastleigh in the ‘seventies, has been demolished. If ever a building was entitled to listed status it is surely that one – an attractive, and often...
what makes a perfect birthday?

what makes a perfect birthday?

Time spent with friends. A cycle ride along the canal in clement weather. A teacake and coffee outside at a garden centre. A longboat going through bratch locks. A deliciously foamy bath. A proper tea with competing children, raucious behaviour, jelly, cheese and...