I’ve had a weekend off. Unusual. I’ve been walking around the town where I live: Ilfracombe. And over two days, I’ve stopped and talked to so many friendly people. It’s been marvellous. Now, I’m really a city boy, brought up to sit, or stand, on Tube trains, po-faced, not uttering a word. For years, when … Read more
10 years ago this morning, we set off in our two cars from Windsor on our big move to Ilfracombe. Were we doing the right thing? Would we settle in? How would we feel in North Devon? The answer is that the 10 years have sped past and we’ve never looked back. We know so … Read more
We went on a special shopping trip to Marks and Spencer in Camberley earlier in the year. It’s a big store and very smart. We went there specifically because it is big and a close family member in a wheelchair wanted to be able to see a good selection of clothes. It was easy for … Read more
I was lucky to be invited to the launch of Ilfra-Expo on Sunday 14 July 2013 for a whistle-stop tour of the art installations around Ilfracombe. It made so much of an impact that today we took the day off to go round again at a slower pace. Like many people, I’m often rushing about … Read more
The Lamb has recently reopened as a steak house restaurant, so as it is just a couple of minutes’ walk away in Ilfracombe High Street, Mrs Z and I thought we would pop along for a meal. On the evening we visited, the restaurant was full (always a good sign) so we opted to sit … Read more
I wandered along to Holborn Underground Station and realised that it was more than 22 years since I had last walked the route of my daily commute from this station down Kingsway to the Aldwych. I was determined to retrace my steps.
If I didn’t already live in Ilfracombe, I would book my holiday here. Plenty of accommodation, dining and activity ideas in the 2012 Ilfracombe brochure. Open publication – Free publishing – More accommodation
. . . especially in the following activities: COMBEbusiness After standing up and speaking at a public meeting, I was elected to the committee and then voted chairman of a new business group in North Devon. Thanks to my fellow directors and support from members, COMBEbusiness has established itself to promote business around the Ilfracombe, … Read more
Free parking is available in Ilfracombe for Christmas shoppers from 2pm to 6pm on Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 and Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 December 2011 at the following North Devon Council operated car parks: Jubilee Gardens Pier Wilder Road Cove Brookdale Oxford Grove Larkstone Lane Marine Drive Hillsborough Anyone wishing to take advantage … Read more
There’s so much wildlife to see around Ilfracombe, North Devon.
Studio Theatre will be staging a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Ilfracombe and Torrington, North Devon in June 2011.
The bluebells on the north and east sides of Hillsborough, Ilfracombe, North Devon are astounding at the moment.
I looked over the fence and saw a mother duck and her fleet of ducklings. Unfortunately, there were three male ducks trying to mate with her, explaining the noise as she fought them off.
This morning I saw bluebells flowering in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon . . .
This pigeon landed in a tree in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe, North Devon, looking very pleased with himself. He had a twig or something similar in his beak, possibly nesting material.
The daffodils in Bicclescombe Park just get better each day and I couldn’t resist taking a few close-up photos.
We also accidentally woke up this chap . . . . . . . a peacock butterfly.He did not seem to happy to be woken up and ‘buzzed’ at us by rubbing his wings together. What to do? We had removed his winter sleeping quarters. Now you see him . . . . . . … Read more
It feels and looks like spring in the park as everything wakes up.
Pussy willow is bursting out again. It amazes me every year.
At Bicclescombe Park Ilfracombe, North Devon, the sun seemed to want to play tennis . . .