A pal of mine sent me a few snaps from one of my favourite West Somerset haunts this weekend. Watchet may well have been the place where Samuel Taylor Coleridge came up with the idea for his epic poem "the Ancient Mariner". After the … [Read more...] about Watchet’s not so super “super tide”
When government departments try to find miracle digital solutions to things it usually costs the taxpayer a small fortune and often ends in tears. The latest appalling mess involves farmers in a saga of sorry failure created by the Rural … [Read more...] about Another computer disaster!
Great to see the Post Office helping our West Somerset tourist industry. From today you can buy a new stamp bearing a distinctive and instantly recognisable scene - the famous Tarr Steps up on Exmoor. As bridge-building goes it may not … [Read more...] about First Class!
It is only a matter of days until the launch of English Tourism Week, a campaign invented by Visit England to help promote home-grown holidays. I am all for it. Somerset has many attractions for visitors - unrivalled countryside, … [Read more...] about Supporting tourism
I'm in Wales today - Milford Haven to be more precise - visiting the vast South Hook natural gas terminal which enables cheap gas to be brought to our shores all the way from the middle east courtesy of a huge Qatar investment. There is now … [Read more...] about Where do we get our gas?