A chat with Len Tozer

Many of you will know retired geography teacher, Len Tozer, who used to work at Budehaven School.  Recently, we enjoyed a long chat (Len can talk for England which is […]

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Visiting St Juliot Church

Despite studying and loving literature, I have always struggled to read Thomas Hardy. He is so lusciously descriptive that it sometimes feels like overkill. Discussing writing with locally-based romantic fiction […]

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What do you know about Carlton Blyth?

So, what does anyone know about Carlton Blyth? Buried at St Michael’s.

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Meeting American visitors in Bude

It’s funny sometimes how things happen out of the blue, so a telephone call from Mary Greer this weekend led to me meeting a party of 24 people, primarily American […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Inspired

Setting ourselves a new challenge…

Different challenges work for different people. I’m always super-impressed by Jan Wells, for example, the local lady who does a 2 minute beach clean daily just because she does and […]

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Project 333

  Well, this seems a great idea if we are trying to reduce plastic use, recycle more, and generally be more frugal in our use of the planet’s resources. Project […]

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Dear sir/madam — how to write a winning cover letter

‘Great cover letter btw’ shutterstock Alison Farrell, National University of Ireland Maynooth In his wonderful collection of correspondence, Letters of Note, editor Shaun Usher includes one from Robert Pirosh, a […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Local

So many worthwhile causes in Bude…

Coming on Bank Holiday Monday is Bude’s biggest day of the year, Lifeboat Day. Usually, a good deal of money is raised by people in and visitors to the town […]

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Bude and Beyond - Be Informed

Eight foods that (nearly) last forever

Century-old fruit cake, anyone? Antarctic Heritage Trust Duane Mellor, Coventry University; Daniel Amund, Coventry University, and Isabella Nyambayo, Coventry University The news that, after 106 years, Captain Scott’s fruitcake was […]

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