15 Minutes with… Cathy Saunders, Home Library Service
Sep25

15 Minutes with… Cathy Saunders, Home Library Service

One Magazine’s Jake Tucker finds out more about the volunteer-run service reuniting Devon’s libraries with those who are confined to their home. The Home Library Service is a partnership between Devon Libraries and the Royal Voluntary Service, managed by Cathy Saunders with a team of volunteers and funded by Libraries Unlimited. There are many heart-warming stories of how the Home Library Service has brought the joy of reading back to...

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Mutter’s Moor Circular Walk
Sep24

Mutter’s Moor Circular Walk

Walk along the ancient tracks on East Devon’s Pebblebed Heaths and discover an area that was once densely populated during the Stone Age. Starts/Finishes: Mutter’s Moor Car Park, Peak Hill (GR: SY109872) Distance: 3 miles Time: 1.5 – 2 hours Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous (one short but fairly steep climb near golf course) Terrain: Hard-packed stone bridleway Parking: Plenty of free parking Dog-friendly: Yes High above the quaint...

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Go Here: EXCAPE
Aug21

Go Here: EXCAPE

One Magazine’s Esther Baker and family escape from the ordinary at Exmouth’s first escape room experience. My son and two of his friends had spent weeks working hard to get through their exams. With 12 weeks of summer holiday laid out in front of them, how could we keep their brains sharp and avoid stagnation?! Escape Rooms had always intrigued me. Both my son & I are lovers of puzzles, logic problems, detective programmes and...

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Tools, Sheds and Dads
Aug21

Tools, Sheds and Dads

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington recently spent some time in the company of a happy band of tool restorers discussing just what it is that makes old tools magical. My earliest memories of my Dad involve him in his shed with his tools. He never threw anything away, from used screws to bits of old washing machine, everything found a place in a jar on one of dozens of shelves, and his tools were all meticulously cared for and arranged...

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Safety by the Sea
Jul25

Safety by the Sea

The sun is shining and for many of us, that means flocking to the seaside in order to stay cool. But the sea can be a dangerous place, so here’s how to stay safe by learning your beach flags and knowing what precautions to take when by the water. What summer holiday is complete without at least one day at the beach? You’ve got your bucket and spade, your sandwiches, your factor 50 and you’re ready to cool off in the water. But while...

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15 Minutes with… Swanaford Vineyard
Jul25

15 Minutes with… Swanaford Vineyard

One Magazine’s Bruce Hetherington recently went along to Swanaford Estate, a young vineyard in the Teign Valley, to meet up with the owners and winemakers Ben and Caroline Goulden. In 2012 Ben and Caroline Goulden left high flying jobs with Sky to branch out, literally, into winemaking. It has been a labour of love, sweat and some tears. “You have to be fit or have deep pockets to pull this off,” says Ben. Although diplomas in...

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