“This Episode is Tiggi’s story. Interviewed by her BBC friend Elaine, Tiggi explains how she came to live in Draycott, and, twenty years on, her reasons for creating this Podcast series Draycott Diaries. During the conversation Tiggi talks candidly about her sight loss, the community that has supported her and about a new life in the making with Jackie her Guide Dog. No need to grab the tissues, it’s all good!”
Tiggi and her guide dog, Jackie, visit Scaddens sheep farm deep in the Mendip hills. An amusing and sometimes poignant story of a committed couple riding the storms of life to carry on a long family tradition.
Nyland Manor, a large and sumptuous Georgian style manor house, runs as a successful venue for local events. Tiggi talks to mother and daughter, Rachel and Phoebe. The manor has a fascinating story about its build and the challenges of starting and running a family business. Her guide dog, Jackie, slightly lets the side down by diving into their beautiful heart shaped lake part way through the interview!
Tiggi and her dog, Jackie, chum up for this episode with friend and BBC colleague Elaine. Both residents of Draycott and fascinated by where people disappear to on their daily commutes from the village. They manage to persuade Colonel Darren Denning to tell his story about his job in the military and how it connects to his family life living in a rural community.