Beavers annoying crabs there in a post last year. This time I was on business carrying out an 'Assessment of Motor and Process Skills' with someone who'd recognised they had problems with their memory. It's an odd test where I watch a person doing a couple of familiar tasks and record the minutiae of what they're doing. The results then get translated onto a score sheet, fed into a computer and hey presto, a number comes out that gives an indication of the level of care that they need! Sometimes I wonder if, one day, this will cause offense, and I might maybe justifiably get my lights punched out.
tallest in England. This monster, allegedly the oldest in England that's ever so ancient, wasn't hard to find. A bit of Internet research seems to indicate that there's a dispute about its age. The estimates vary between 800 and 1300 years, a wide margin if ever there was one!. It's a yew, a species commonly found in graveyards whose branches are so huge that some of them have to be held up with thick struts.
Accordingly to Wiki , had I walked around the tree seven times backwards, I would have been granted a wish. What would it have been? World peace? Personal riches? A super power? Or perhaps an end to having to do strange assessments in pretty Devon villages and use the time there for something more meaningful instead!