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Valentine’s Day in Lockdown

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Valentine’s Day in Lockdown

I think we all probably hoped that COVID restrictions would have been lifted by now - but sadly it’s going to be another ‘love in lockdown’ situation. Will you be spending time with them or are they not in your household? If you’re one of those who doesn’t mind avoiding all the hearts and flowers - then this is the year for you…the perfect excuse! But love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is steeped in tradition. Here are just a few of them - and some ideas about how you can use Tavistock to help you celebrate all things...

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Happy And Healthy During Lockdown With Peter Gorton

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Happy And Healthy During Lockdown With Peter Gorton

Peter Gorton is an award winning Masterchef of Great Britain and one of Devon’s finest chefs. He began his career in 1980 at the age of 16 and trained at some of the best restaurants in Great Britain and around the world. He then became the chef/proprietor of the Carved Angel restaurants and cafés in Exeter, Taunton and Dartmouth and The Horn of Plenty near Tavistock which he sold in 2010. Later that year, Peter opened Gorton’s restaurant in Tavistock. This was sold in 2014 to enable Peter to focus on his long-term ambition, to train young chefs of the...

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Happy & Healthy During Lock Down With Moor Fitness

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Happy & Healthy During Lock Down With Moor Fitness

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting all of our lives.  During this, the third National lockdown, we want to bring you some uplifting blogs and videos to help you stay Happy and Healthy during these unusual times. We have worked with some fantastic local individuals to share some ideas of what you can do from the comfort of your own home.  For the first in this series we have worked with the rather wonderful (super fit) Tara, from Moor Fitness based in Yelverton.  Tara has kindly made two, 10 minute videos, to help keep your body fit and flexible during lockdown. ...

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Lockdown Thoughts

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Lockdown Thoughts

Hi, I’m Nicky and along with my husband Paul, run Insideout.  I thought it was time to do an introduction for those of you who are new to us and share some of my current thinking. Paul and I met when I was 18, gosh, that really is some time ago now.  Our oldest child Ben is now that very age, and making the most of an extremely different environment to the one we enjoyed, all those years ago.  It was the age of smoking in pubs, dancing in clubs and just enjoying life and all it through at us....

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Why Bricks and Mortar Retailers like us will thrive in 2021

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Why Bricks and Mortar Retailers like us will thrive in 2021

As I packed boxes during the last set of non-essential closures, I observed the would-be customers strolling through Tavistock, looking through the window at the designs I had painted on to the glass. Some smiled and waved, others passed by. But, although closed, I felt part of a community - a small brick in the local business structure.  More than ever, I believe, that the importance of a shop made of bricks and mortar has been proved by COVID-19. The troubles of the high street were well-documented long before a global pandemic appeared on the scene – it seemed that...

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