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How Much Does it Cost to Own a Cat?

One of my favorite hobbies is hanging out with my two cats: Cookies and Ferry and I would like to discuss how much it costs to own a cat .

Adoption fees

I just wanted to go over what it means to own Dukat into financial commitments that come with owning two cats. So maybe you recently adopted a cat or you thinking about adopting a cat. Here's what you can expect.

And really, I'm going to break this down into three portions. The first portion is going to be the adoption fees. So with Cookies, we actually adopted him from my brother's friend. His friend's cat had a litter...

Family carers to be celebrated in Exeter city artwork

Family carers to be celebrated in Exeter city artwork

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:23pm

Local artist Leo Jamelli has collaborated with the University of Exeter to create a piece of emotional public artwork to be displayed in City Centre.

The large-scale artwork, created to celebrate carers, will be shown between 8.00pm and Midnight on both 20th and 21st September. It will appear on the historic St Catherine's Almshouse, on the site of the iconic ruin in the Princesshay shopping precinct.

Funded by a University of Exeter Arts and Culture Fellowship, Leo's artwork is inspired by research currently being developed by Dr Catriona McKenzie and Dr Siobhan O'Dwyer as...

Six over 50s are following a Nordic walking leader up a hill

Over 50s invited to Love Later Life and get active in nature

Age UK Devon, Forestry England and Active Devon invite people aged over 50 to join a day of FREE taster activities at Haldon Forest Park, near Exeter. It is a well-known fact that being active in the natural environment can be beneficial to both physical and mental health. A walk or a jog through the woods will increase activity levels, improve overall fitness and boost wellbeing. It’s just as important to enjoy good health when you are aged 50 and over, which is why this ‘Loving Later Life’ event invites people to try new and alternative activities, or revisit an old hobby, to immerse...

Hotel du Vin ‘music in the lounge’ launch creates that ‘Friday feeling…’

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:47pm

Exeter professionals and residents from Southernhay and Magdalen Road kick-started the weekend in style with an evening of great food, live music and social networking at a special event hosted by Hotel du Vin, to launch its new series of ‘Live music in the Lounge’.

The prosecco flowed and complimentary dishes from the hotel’s new summer menu were sampled on the terrace with guests enjoying the sunshine and listening to live music by Kate Ferguson of ‘Hot Ginger’, adding to the chilled atmosphere. Membership cards to the new loyalty scheme were handed out for 20% off food and drink...

Frances and her family - from left to right Jake, Kerry, Frances, Carla and Dan

Candles on the Canal: Family, Live Music and a Time to Remember…

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:22am

Candles on the Canal is a new event hosted by local charity Hospiscare . Its purpose is to bring hundreds of local people together for a relaxed and uplifting evening in memory of loved ones who have died, taking place on Saturday 21 September from 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome regardless of who they are remembering, how long ago their loved ones died or whether they were looked after by Hospiscare.

Starting and ending at the relaxed and family-friendly environment of the Double Locks , participants will walk alongside the canal returning to see a raft of glowing candles, each one...

Nurse and patient at the Kings House Day Hospice

Local fundraising group needs extra hands to help raise vital funds for end of life services in Crediton

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:33am

We are a friendly, social group who raise money to support the Hospice services that are provided in Crediton and the surrounding communities.

We enjoy organising fun, local events in the town and are proud to say we raise thousands of pounds each year to help support the local nurses who care for people in our community in their homes when they have been given a terminal diagnosis and need expert end of life care.

We hold regular coffee mornings, a Ladies Pamper Evening and support those who open their gardens for us in the summer. Our next big event is on Friday 28th June...

Di and Sammi Rosser on the Twilight Walk

Hospiscare's Twilight Walk: Di & Sammi Rosser's Story

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 05/18/2019 - 11:20am

In 2016, Di & Sammi Rosser took part in the Twilight Walk simply because it sounded like a fun event and they felt that Hospiscare was a charity worth supporting. They could never have imagined two years later they would be walking in memory, having placed a photo of their much loved husband and dad Jeff on their memory star and displaying it, with so many others, within the special memory tent at The Maer, Exmouth.

“Behind our smiles and excitement about taking part in last year’s Twilight Walk is a terrible sadness and grief at the loss of a loving husband and dad to cancer...

Come along to Avenue F and tell us what's on your bucket list

Join Hospiscare at Devon County Show!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:27am

This year local charity Hospiscare has been chosen as Devon County Show ’s Charity of the Year (16-18 May). If you’re visiting the show, pop along to Avenue F to have a chat with the experts about the questions that really matter to you.

Hospiscare want to open up the conversation about death. You only die once, so how do you do that well? If you start having conversations early on about what matters to you, then the chances are you probably can.

Talking about death does not tempt fate. It won’t make it happen sooner. You may be comfortable with the subject or you might...

‘Rhythm of life Choir’ - Now seeking NEW MEMBERS!

Popular, funky, and energetic Rock/Pop Choir the ‘Rhythm of Life’ Choir are SEEKING NEW MEMBERS to join in the fun!

No audition or previous experience required. All you need is a bucket load of enthusiasm and a love of singing!

So if you fancy TRYING SOMETHING NEW, join our choir today and book in for your FREE TASTER SESSION!

Contact Jax : 07891813474 / jax.gibbins@gmail.com

*Must be 18+

Exeter venue hosts prestigious wedding awards

Top wedding suppliers from across the south west came together for a prestigious awards ceremony at Rockbeare Manor, outside Exeter.

The venue played host to 175 guests who were attending the south west regional finals of the Wedding Industry Awards – the only regional and national client voted awards in the wedding industry.

The evening recognises the huge wealth of talent available in the wedding industry across the region, ranging from venues, photographers, caterers, hairdressers and everything else in between.

It was the first time that this beautiful venue,...

Reiss and Princesshay celebrate the start of Christmas in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:43pm

Princesshay and Reiss hosted an exclusive VIP event on Thursday night for regional media and bloggers to celebrate the start of Christmas in Exeter. The event included an evening of fashion, beauty, fizz and canapes courtesy of Lloyd’s Lounge, along with a festive styling session from Reiss’ store manager, Helena Paterson. Saks, Goldsmiths and Kiel’s all provided a taste of their Christmas offerings at the event, and music was provided by local duo Conscious Club.

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