The brilliant array of blogs here on this new community website make for fascinating and varied reading. Topics cover everything from food to fires, stress to surfing, poetry to pampering, tunnels to tragedy, CODS to cakes or cycling, children’s stories to splendid isolation, wildlife to watercolour and the Wild Sargasso Sea.
There are monthly gardening tips, a handy reminder of jobs to do or encouragement for new lockdown gardeners. Andy Colquhoun guides us through the garden borders.
We have been showing our appreciation, by clapping for essential workers. The articles by NHS workers share personal insights into working on the frontline in these unprecedented times.
There are blogs about our response to difficult situations. Jake Coles talks about supporting young people through anxiety and low moods. Laura Sollis looks at our reactions to stress from a psychological points of view.
The Exeter School of Tai Chi are offering QI Gong classes online, easier than Tai Chi and very therapeutic. Yoga teacher, Laura Galvin, explores the links between mental and physical health.
Now we can move around more, perhaps you have thought of taking up surfing, cycling or running? There is lots of information from Circle One, on how to choose your first surfboard, Kath Bowen has written a piece on electric bikes and Nancy Dowling blogs about stress reducing running.
Perhaps history is your thing? Mike Hole from The Crediton Area Photo/ Video Group has told the story of the Crediton Tunnels and the source of the Litterburn. We can’t wait for his next contribution. The Barns of Crediton is a gruesome tale told by Dylan Bilyard. Elly Babbedge tells a mysterious tale of a town jinxed by fire and the sad story of poor Tom Mildon who was born in 1890 near Cheriton Fitzpaine.
Let’s conclude this tour of the blogs with cake. Coco’s owner Chloe Burston-Thomas tells her lockdown story. Just looking at the pictures is enough to make your mouth water.
To find a blog to interest you click on “blogs”, top right on the home page. Then you’ll see around 60 blogs to choose from. Click on the tag in any picture and that will take you to other blogs in that category. All those categories are also listed down the right hand side. Enjoy!