16th September 2021

Learn how to create stunning floral designs for your home

One lucky Devon Life reader can win a fabulous all-inclusive four-day flower arranging course with The British Academy of Floral Art   Independent, award-winning British Academy […]
15th July 2021

Thumbs up to the unsung hero of the hand

I’ve never really given much thought to my thumbs. I always think of them as the ‘Billy No Mates’ of the hand. Rarely adorned with a […]
6th July 2021

The beauty of living in our disharmony

I love my husband very much and I wouldn’t be without him. You know where this is going don’t you? Yes there’s a ‘but’ coming. I […]
28th June 2021
Judi with Eddie

I miss my deadly duo, but the wildlife doesn’t

I’ve just been reading about Exeter University’s Cat Project. Sponsored by the independent charity Songbird Survival it’s aimed at identifying effective and cat-friendly ways to reduce […]
21st June 2021

A good whistle can often come in handy

My dad taught me lots of things. One of the most useful was how to whistle. I’m not talking a girly, little tuneful warble but a […]
14th June 2021
Judi Spiers with Harry & Shadow

The joy of having weekend guests to stay

It’s the summer it’s the West Country and suddenly friends and relatives you haven’t seen since waaay before lockdown decide it might be ‘nice’ to come […]
26th April 2021

No need to get sniffy over my geraniums!

Funny old thing fashion isn’t it? If you like it be it music, clothes or décor its “wonderful/ fantastic/ beautiful.” If you don’t its, “Been there […]
6th April 2021

From now on I’m sticking to magnolia

I’ve lost count of the amount of TV paint commercials and makeover shows I’ve seen in which some alarmingly dressed young ‘would be’ interior designer ruins […]
29th March 2021

My accidental dentist is genuinely a joy

Well it looks like we are on the path for the new normal whatever that might be. I’ve had my MOT at the surgery all bodily […]