Forest Bathing – what’s it all about?

When I told my 17 year old son I was going to have a go at forest bathing, he rolled his eyeballs, whilst simultaneously raising his brows and shaking his head, with a look of complete horror spread across his face. “Mum!” he moaned “you’re so weird! Why the hell would you want to strip … Continue reading Forest Bathing – what’s it all about?

Protest: Teignmouth begrudges the sludge.

It was a heartwarming sight to see over 100 Teignmouth residents out in force tonight to oppose the dumping of marine silt and sludge from Exmouth marina. The Teignmouth Post and BBC Spotlight were present to record the event. Super banners were being brandished with slogans such as 'we begrudge the sludge' to 'save our … Continue reading Protest: Teignmouth begrudges the sludge.

Women, know your limits!

According to the The Independent newspaper, boys between the ages of 8-15 spend twice as much time taking part in sports than their female counterparts. Sadly, this is leading to a lack of confidence, aspiration and a deterioration of the mental health of young women across the country. The article continues to argue that there … Continue reading Women, know your limits!

The secrets of Cardiff National Museum

Yesterday we visited Cardiff, it was a flying visit and we found ourselves with only one hour available for the National Museum. So, we decided just to visit the art gallery as there was a DaVinci exhibition on. This got us excited - but my goodness, we weren't prepared for the rest of the exhibits. … Continue reading The secrets of Cardiff National Museum

Save Teignmouth beach! You may remember the environmental travesty last year on Teignmouth beach: thick, black sludge covered the whole of front beach for days and days. This unsightly and more than likely toxic debris arrived as a result of the Marine Management Organisation granting a licence for dredging silt from Exmouth Marina and dumping it at … Continue reading Save Teignmouth beach!

Swishing – the cure for fast fashion?

Fast fashion is a contemporary term used by retailers for the rapid updating of trends and clothing available in shops and online. We are urged to buy buy buy the must have latest look for this month, even week, but what is the real price of this constant consumerism? While the majority of us love clothes … Continue reading Swishing – the cure for fast fashion?

Teachers, just say ‘no’.

The school holidays. Nothing brings teachers and students across the world as much joy as those two words! Everyone works hard, I'm not disputing that, and I'm not suggesting that teachers are the hardest workers in the world...but they're close I reckon. There were stats doing the rounds a few years ago about teachers making … Continue reading Teachers, just say ‘no’.

Fun, free and unusual things to do in Cornwall.

My children enjoying Perranporth beach There's not many people I have met who don't have a special place in their heart for the most southerly county in England. Many of us remember Cornwall fondly from childhood holidays, in caravans and camping: maybe it's my skewed, hazy memory but the sun always seemed to be shining … Continue reading Fun, free and unusual things to do in Cornwall.