1. A sweet new
3. David White
4. Christmas Dog
5. Small News
1. A sweet new
welcome at Dart Marina
Dart Marina Hotel & Spa is
working with a new local ‘cottage’ baker, Cookies with love,
which will deliver freshly home-baked, boat-shaped cookies to
each room and apartment to welcome guests at Dart Marina.
Cookies with love was started in January 2010 by Angela Stubbs,
who has lived in Devon for most of her life.
Paul Downing at Dart Marina explains: “This is exactly the kind
of new venture we love embarking on – we have known Angela for
five years and we are very pleased to be able to support her new
business and introduce visitors to Dartmouth to real Devon
home-baking!” Angela bakes between 800 and 1200 cookies a week,
using local free range eggs, bought from the either Newton Abbot
or Kingsbridge Farmer’s Markets.
Angela explains: “From an early age, I’ve loved being in the
kitchen, especially baking sweet things and after spending many
years in the food and hospitality industry, it seemed the right
thing to do after a small comment from a teacher at my son's
school. I had baked lots of gingerbread star wands to sell at
the Christmas Fair last year to raise funds for a residential
trip and they went down a storm. I invested in lots of cookie
cutters, decorating equipment and spent hours experimenting with
designs and colours. I am over the moon to be baking my cookies
for Dart Marina, and I hope that guests enjoy them with a cup of
tea, whilst watching the River Dart glide by – bliss!”
For more information about Cookies with love Angela Stubbs
click here. For
further information about Dart Marina Hotel & Spa please
click here or
telephone: 01803 832580
Bellini’s winter menu
Bellini's new winter menu is eat
in or takeaway. So you can pop in for a drink and take
a lovely dinner home with you. Or like us decide on
another drink and eat in!
We started with Thai Fish Cakes
with Chilli sauce, and Satay Chicken. Cooked fresh on
the premises these were really rather tasty with a good
helping of spice and seasoning. Next up was the Thai
Green Curry and a "Pieminster pie" It's well known
that our MD loves pies and this one was no exception.
Served with thick gravy, mushy peas and mashed potatoes it
was a good hearty meal and at a remarkably reasonable price
too. The Thai was as authentic as any we have tasted
and the pie was just gorgeous! No arty expensive food here,
something to satisfy your hunger without hurting your wallet
and in lovely surroundings too. Check out their menu
David White retires
For the last few years David
White has been our friendly Harbourmaster. Amongst
others, he master minded The World coming to Dartmouth and
skillfully piloted her in, Although he has retired,
David will continue to work with Destination South West to
bring more cruise ships into Dartmouth. Over 100
people came to celebrate his leaving and the Dartmouth dot
TV crew witnessed the largest bar tab they had ever seen!
Best Dressed Christmas Dog
Dust off that Santa hat and persuade your pooch to keep it
on their head long enough to enter the inaugural Candlelit
Dartmouth ‘Best Dressed Christmas Dog’ competition.
Dogs will be judged at 12pm on the bandstand on Sunday 5th
December by Linda from Dartmouth Pet Foods – dogs of all
shapes & sizes welcome – and owners too !!!
Also Sarah Duggan reports that
the lantern making workshop for the Candlelit Dartmouth
lantern procession was a great success.
The theme is Dartmouth and lanterns made at the workshop
included some amazingly detailed boats, coloured fish, the
bandstand, a submarine, a lifeboat, the lookout tower and
even a bottle and glass of wine. Over 30 lanterns were made
on the day and many more have been made in workshops with
the primary schools, the Academy and the girl guides. With
the Academy feature lanterns of a giant swan, a giant
seahorse and large fish this year’s procession promises to
be the best yet.
The lanterns made will be carried in the procession on
Friday 3rd December at 6.30pm after which the Christmas tree
lights will be switched on and Santa will arrive by boat.
For more information see
It’s a perfect time to visit and do your Christmas shopping.
Over 80% of Dartmouth’s retailers are independent businesses
so you’re sure to find something different. You could also
enjoy a Candlelit Dinner while you’re here in one of our
many fabulous restaurants. The Park and Ride will be open
for the event and best of all it’s free of charge.
Candlelit Dartmouth is being
held on the 3rd - 5th December 2010 - don't miss it!
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
5. Small News
Sarah from Danielli
reports: We are having a special weekend this weekend to
help customers with Christmas shopping – 25% discount on
purchases made on Friday and Saturday (excluding
vouchers and cards). Mention Dartmouth dot TV to
get this really rather big Christmas bonus!! Check
out their website by clicking here.
Last week we ran an
article about the D'Art gallery with a poem by Daverick
click here to see it, not to be outdone our local
poet Kevin Pyne has written his own inspired by the
paintings you can see by
Looking at a Stuart Edmondson
My boy’s eyes saw his paintings
And those veils of great tall trees
Which the magic light within the rivers
Snared for all eternity
But when I saw the great Dart
Throb with wildly dancing light
I bowed down to the artist so as to
Acknowledge his vision and insight
Because some may paint a picture
That hangs impotent upon a wall
While so few others paint a picture
That is possible to walk along into
And hear the heart of nature as it calls
This Saturday from
10.00am, visit the Christmas Fair in St Saviour's Church
to find gifts, books, toys, home made cakes.
There's also a raffle and refreshments.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,