Have I just seen our 2031 Ashes hero? OK, that’s 16 years away, but with the current series against Australia now under way, we’ve been looking at the strength of youth cricket here in West Dorset in 2015.
Yarn’s very own cricket fan Peter Smith (not much of a player but has commentated on the BBC’s Test Match Special), started his innings with Bridport’s Under 9’s…
Bright green palm leaves, swaying against a gentle breeze; peonies bursting out in bloom; the smell of freshly cut grass — it’s all deliciously relaxing.
Very much at the heart of our green and pleasant land, we British have always loved botanicals: on our walls and upholstery, framed or on frocks, we are instantly captivated by plants and flowers
I needed a nail; a nice long nail so I could make a crucifix-style armature on which to build a scarecrow. Not only was I feeding my 11 hens, I was also nourishing a fine population of crows. Jeff recommended that scarecrows are an effective, humane solution and Jeff is always right.
Describe your business
We are still striving to be a traditional, 1960s-style family bakery. We are old-fashioned, and we are still making products that were made with exactly the same recipe, the same systems, more than 100 years ago. We are still making things with tender loving care — giving it time — which is where the flavour comes from.
Nowadays everybody pours chemicals in to speed things up, which means there’s no flavour.
And that’s why we are still here — it works.
Of all the 50 or so books now published by Little Toller Books (based in Toller Fratrum near Maiden Newton) the handsomest so far is arguably Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker. Within days of this book appearing in late April, copies were being advertised online for £50; its cover price is £20.