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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Summer Holiday Survival Guide
Jul25

Summer Holiday Survival Guide

Feeling unprepared for the summer holidays? Think again. We’ve scoured Devon and beyond for the best ideas, hints and tips for surviving the holidays to ensure the kids are never bored and that you’re left feeling in control. Be Prepared! The first and most important rule of summer holiday survival is making sure you’re prepared for all eventualities. Unexpected rain? You’ve already got some wet-weather activities up your sleeve....

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Hembury Fort Circular Walks
Jul25

Hembury Fort Circular Walks

Explore the ancient remains or defensive ramparts and evidence of Neolithic settlements at the finest prehistoric hillfort in Devon. Forgotten during the mid-20th century due to the outbreak of war, this ancient landmark laid for years overgrown and out of sight of most as tree growth and scrub covered the site and hid its prominence as an East Devon point of interest. It wasn’t until 2010 that a programme of management was introduced...

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