Posts tagged ‘devon’

June 22, 2017

Sshh ! Don’t Tell Ratty

by duncanr

it was bad enough when the award for the UK’s best Cornish pasty was won by a Devon pie maker in 2009 at the British Pie Awards but now Historic England has added insult to injury – http://tinyurl.com/yaubnbes

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March 28, 2017

Crafty Cops

by duncanr

in the UK, the penalty for using a phone while driving has recently been made more severe – if caught doing so, the miscreant can be banned from driving or fined up to £1000 with six points on their license

despite this, every day I see folk driving with one hand on the wheel, the other with a phone glued to their ear because the risk of actually being caught is so low

what’s needed is for police forces across the country to adopt this cunning plan employed by Devon police – http://tinyurl.com/ma62cxr

March 27, 2017

The Resistance has Started

by duncanr

last year, the BBC reported that, as from Sept 2016, badgers in Devon were to be shot in an attempt to curb the purported transmission of TB from badgers to cattle http://tinyurl.com/mqqjmn5

now a road in Devon has collapsed because, it is claimed, of badgers burrowing under the road http://tinyurl.com/mpuwyfz

coincidence?

or . . .

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January 27, 2017

Devon Adonis Wanted

by duncanr

male-stripperare you male, over 5′ 8″ tall, live in – or within easy travelling distance of – Devon, and would like to earn £150-£1000 for taking your kit off in front of a bunch of drunken women? – http://tinyurl.com/jddzmmc

November 16, 2016

Festive (Un)Cheer

by duncanr

spotted in a Poundland store in Devon . . .

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May 19, 2016

Name that Beaver

by duncanr

beaverDevon Wildfire Trust* is asking the public for suggestions as to what to call their new Beaver mascot

the Trust, however, has made it clear the winning name will not be the one that garners the most votes but will be chosen by the Trust to weed out rude, frivolous suggestions that do not reflect the serious tone they are seeking to project – http://tinyurl.com/gp3tdmn

[damn, I guess that means ‘hairy beaver‘ and ‘Justin Beaver‘ are out of the running then]

* as nobbly pointed out – see comments – this is a cockup misprint

should be Devon Wildlife Trust

January 24, 2016

All in a Day’s Work

by duncanr

Teignmouth Lifeboat crew in Devon were called out when a labrador dog was swept out to see at Babbacombe Pier

the dog was later found at the foot of a cliff where it had managed to pull itself out of the water

while one crew member scrambled on to the rocks to comfort the dog and secure it with a rope the rest of the crew tried to bring the boat in close enough to effect a rescue

August 31, 2015

April and June

by duncanr

and there’s more . . .

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January 5, 2015

Heil Heifer

by duncanr

nazi cow4a few days ago, Nobbly, put up a post imagining what it might have been like if Hitler had been a dairy farmer – Not exactly the milk of human kindness

coincidentally (or is nobbly psychic?) today this story of Nazi cows terrorising rural Devon appeared – http://tinyurl.com/oh9lj48

October 6, 2014

Narscissism in Devon

by duncanr

two bridesregular Madhatter readers would be forgiven for thinking – if ratty is typical – then Cornish folk are a weird bunch

but if you think they are odd, you should meet their neighbours !

http://tinyurl.com/p9wwbdw