1. Better The
2. Christmas Fayre
3. Living the
5. Small News
1. Better The
Devil You Know
Friday 23 November at the Flavel:
The minute Jo Caulfield hits the stage you know you’re in for a
good time. Nominated as ‘Funniest Woman’ (LAFTA Awards) and
‘Best Female Stand-Up’ (Chortle Awards), Jo Caulfield is one of
the most popular and successful female Stand Up comedians in the
Star of Radio 4’s critically acclaimed It’s That Jo Caulfield
Again and recently seen on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow,
Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks,
Best of The Comedy Store and The Apprentice: You’re Fired.
Expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners as Jo
asks; Why are drunken girlfriends so much fun? Which hotel has
the best porn? What constitutes an airtight alibi? Is
The celebration of anger continues with acerbic stories about
dating, relationships, bad service, wrestling with a
self-scanner in Tesco Supermarket and humiliating herself in
public. Come join Jo’s celebration of anger.
“Sharp-witted, urban comedy that goes down a treat. Like a
sociology textbook, but with jokes” – The Times. “Incapable of
doing a bad show, so sharp is her tongue and so in tandem is it
with her mischievous mind” – The Scotsman “Feisty, funny and
wonderfully bitchy” – The Observer. Pop along to the
Flavel now and get your tickets or call 01803 839530.
Christmas Fayre in aid of Children’s Hospice South West
Saturday, 17th November 2012
from 10 am to 3 pm in The Old Market, Dartmouth
As Christmastime approaches (far
too quickly for some of us!) and our thoughts turn to
goodwill and togetherness, Children’s Hospice South West
will be holding another of their spectacularly successful
Christmas markets from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 17th November
in The Old Market in Dartmouth.
On this very special day, residents and visitors, charities
and local traders can come together to enjoy lots of lovely
Christmassy things to buy at the stalls – cakes, jewellery,
art, driftwood, textiles, crafts, plants, preserves, cards,
knitwear, Christmas stockings, cushions, candles, wooden
gifts, house signs, doorstops, photography – and much, much
more! Lots of great ideas for Christmas presents!
This event is organised by the Dartmouth & District Friends
Group, one of around 80 in the South West working
voluntarily to support Children's Hospice South West by
fundraising for the hospice and raising awareness of its
work. The money raised from this event will help to provide
essential specialist care for hundreds of terminally ill
children and their families in the South West.
With only a tiny amount of government funding, fundraising
events are essential to help raise the millions of pounds
needed each and every year to ensure continuity of this
special care. More volunteers would be very welcome, to give
any help they can, however little or infrequent, to raise
the funds needed to make the most of short and precious
lives. Contact Sarah Green on 01803 722340. Photo
above from a previous event.
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Living the dream in Dartmouth ?
If you were thinking of buying a
holiday home in Dartmouth
click here for a very reasonable one, ready furnished
and ready to spend Christmas in !
Peter Lewis, who is Chairman of
the Devon Landlords’ Association, a not for profit
organisation founded to serve the interests of landlords and
The South Hams and especially
the area in and around Dartmouth is a beautiful place to
live, holiday or just visit for a period of time. I moved to
South Devon about ten years ago as a result of investing in
properties in the area. In those days I was a real amateur
in the letting business and made mistakes which a kind
person, a member of the Devon Landlords ‘Association (DLA),
helped me to resolve. I joined the DLA and now am its
chairman. The world of Buy-to-Let and second home ownership
has become much more ‘political’ and complicated recently
and the Government is set to allow councils to reduce or
remove discounts and exemptions for second and empty homes
and to add premiums to those which are kept empty for more
than two years.
Even if your properties are
managed, you, the owner are still accountable in law for
what goes on. The rules, over the last few years in
particular, have tightened up considerably and now you are
also responsible for the activity of builders who have
accidents when they have failed to take proper precautions
and also for injury caused by your tenants doing their own
repairs. So beware!
How can you protect yourselves?
One way is to join a Landlords’ Association. There are some
good regional ones who do not charge the earth (about £40.00
which is tax deductible too) and have close links with those
responsible in local government. They will keep you informed
of your rights and responsibilities and assist you when
things go wrong or your tenants fail to pay or cause
nuisance or damage. In this way your investment in this
beautiful and tranquil part of the world can be better
protected so that you can continue to enjoy the advantages
of living in such a wonderful location.
The Devon Landlord’s Association is on 01803 314750 or
click here to
visit their website. To see other properties for sale
30th Anniversary of the CD
It was in late 1982, a mere 30
years ago, that the first CD and CD player were available to
consumers. The Dartmouth dot TV crew bought the very
first Sony CDP-101 and the only CD we could buy in town was
Chariots of Fire by Vangelis! Now CD's are on their
way out as downloads are taking over.
Before CD the stereo cassette
ran from 1962 and prerecorded ones were called Musicassettes,
although all our friends bought the 12" vinyl album for home
use and recorded it onto TDK SA90 for playing in the car.
The cassette itself really only lasted 25 years or so.
The Sony MiniDisc really didn't catch on, the Philips DCC
(digital compact cassette) was virtually unknown, the Sony
Elcaset never took off and then there was 8 track, the less
said the better............ In the very beginning
there were cylinder recordings and, still available on eBay,
the 78's, then mono vinyl, then stereo vinyl and now MP3.
Did we mention quadraphonic?
Vinyl is still going strong
though as more and more people realise how good it can be
and remarkably it is by far the longest running method of
buying portable music.
Click here for more
5. Small News
David Gent reports:
This Saturday 17th November, the Food Bank will have a
stall at the Christmas Fete in Dartmouth Market,
organised by the Childrens' Hospice. Our stand will
feature "Posh Tombola" with prizes donated by many of
the town's leading artists and galleries. Do your
Christmas shopping early and support the Food Bank at
the same time.
Why not come and visit Dartmouth?
copyright Dave Cawley,