1. Baby Meerkat
2. Wine @ Holliss
3. Martha Marcy..
4. The Toast Rack
5. Small News
1. Baby Meerkat @
Woodlands (Alexander is a Dad ?)
This cute baby Meerkat was finally
persuaded to take a peek at the big wide world by his mother,
Gibby, after staying underground for longer than the usual two
or three weeks. "Meerkats come from the hot climate of Africa".
Elliott Hamilton, Head Keeper of Woodlands Zoo-Farm told us,
"the whole pack have not been keen on the cold wet weather, his
parents did everything to encourage him to come out of the
burrow they had dug, but he wasn't budging".
The Keepers knew the mother had
given birth because they could hear the "giggly" sound a new
baby makes. The last few days of sunshine have encouraged him to
explore his pen and play with his elder brothers and sisters.
"The pup is approximately 12cms tall and too young to sex"
Elliott said, "but the pup is displaying strong male instincts
to be on guard and protect the family unit, I think it's a boy.
The cheeky new pup is currently
waiting for a new name, at present the Keepers at the Family
Theme Park near Dartmouth are calling him 'the Lone Ranger'
because it is unusual for a single birth.
here for more.
Wine @ Browns @ Holliss
We all use Holliss garage, now
you can pick up a bottle of wine from their Browns wine
selection. We're experimenting with the right blend of
price and variety so that you don't have to think too much
about what to buy. We aim to have something for a casual
drink and wines for more special occasions.
Vasse Felix Semillion
Margaret River is in Western Australia and is home to some
of Australia's freshest styled, white wines. Vasse Felix was
the first commercial winery in this area and its reputation
has iconic status in Australia. This Sauvignon/Semillion
wine is similar to a Marlborough S/B but with the added
interest provided by the blend of semilion. Mathew
Juke put this in his top 100 Australian wines 2011. It has
numerous other awards. We've bought a batch and have
priced it to sell. At £9.99 you could pay 20% more at
Waitrose or Majestic!! Buy local, pay less!
Ca'Stella Pinot Grigio,
If you are going to drink Pinot Grigio but are wary of
bland/thin or frankly horrible examples then look for Fruili,
on the label. Although it's easy to grow, Pinot Grigio
really prefers the cooler climate of North East Italy and is
consistently well made in and around Friuli. This is
what Berry Brothers say: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, a
north-eastern province bordering Slovenia, with Trieste as
its capital, is responsible for a mere 2% of Italy's
production but is significant qualitatively with over 50% of
its wines credited as DOC. It has become famous over the
last 20 years for relaunching the fortunes of Italian white
wine via the Pinot Grigio grape. Ca'Stella is the second
most popular wine at Browns Bar, and is a good example of a
well made entry level wine from one of the best Pinot Grigio
wine growing areas. We think that at £7.99, this is very
not come down for the weekend, or even a week?
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Director: Sean Durkin : Actors:
Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes : 102 minutes :
Cert. 15. Drama/Thriller
‘Something's lurking in the
woods in this disquieting, ambiguous indie about a young
woman escaping from a cult…’
Martha Marcy May Marlene is a powerful psychological
thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Martha, a young woman
rapidly unravelling amidst her attempt to reclaim a normal
life after fleeing from a cult and its charismatic leader
(John Hawkes). Seeking help from her estranged older sister
Lucy (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law (Hugh Dancy), Martha
is unable and unwilling to reveal the truth about her
disappearance. When her memories trigger a chilling paranoia
that her former cult could still be pursuing her, the line
between Martha's reality and delusion begins to blur....
This film is on tonight. Films are screened at The
Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth. The bar is open from
7.00pm and the films start at 7.30pm Guest tickets are
available on the night for £4.00 each from “The Windjammer”
Victoria Road between 7.00pm & 7.25pm only. No guest tickets
will be sold on the door. For more information call Clive Osborne on: Tel. 07968
The Toast Rack
We have all seen it, and often
not looked very hard? Just outside Vavasour House
built in 1981 on the North Embankment, boats often come in
on a moderate tide, tie up on to the big capstans and wait
for the tide to go out. Then they can clean the bottom
of the boat with the water and power kindly supplied by the
DHNA and then repair or antifoul their boat. This
allows easy access to the very bottom of the boat. Of
course in the Second World War Vavasour Slip was a
slipway for launching and recovering of the American landing
On 3 June 1944, 485 large and
small landing craft sailed from Dartmouth, fully loaded with
anxious solders and their equipment, to begin the invasion
of France after almost five years of bloody conflict.
Later that year with the departure of the American and
British forces, the population of Dartmouth greatly reduced
and the presence of so many servicemen and women was sadly
missed, particularly by the shopkeepers whose income
diminished considerably. The imbalance was not so
obvious in the many public houses, as due to the war there
were more women visiting licensed premises, often alone.
This paragraph was taken from "The Chronicles of Dartmouth
here to see more.
5. Small News
Canoe the Dart by
Moonlight in guided 12 seat Longbow canoes.
Friday 29 June. 17:15 from Tuckenhay, returning at 2230
approx. Dine at The Ferry Boat Inn, Dittisham. Riverside
fire and hot chocolate by moonlight on the return.
Seats: adults £22, 16 & under £17. Booking and
info Canoe Adventures 01803 865301
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