Just this last month, Ryanair have started flying to a few destinations from Exeter airport (hurrah, for the South West!) so, being rather thrifty, I chose my Easter getaway not on where I desired to go, but on price. Exeter to Naples only £17.99 one way, and £30.00 on the return. Not bad. Not bad … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t believe the bad press about Naples.
The dream of rugged coastlines, romantic walks on the beach whenever the fancy takes hold, integrating with the locals, and snacking on pasties and cream teas every weekend are the desires of many. But is the reality of living by the coast anywhere close to the dream? It was my fantasy for about 20 years … Continue reading What it’s really like to live on the coast.
I get rather excited by a good vegetable, so it was with great anticipation that I visited Exeter Vegan Market yesterday to seek out some delicious, plant based goodness with my girlfriends. I wasn't disappointed. It's held undercover in the Corn Exchange, which is a good job, as storm Gareth was giving the whole of … Continue reading Vegan heaven in Exeter
Teignmouth circa 1840 I adore my town. There is so much to do and see, and there is always something going on, even in the winter when the majority of the tourists have gone: we Teignmouthians know how to have a good time. And it seems this place has always been a hub of activity. … Continue reading Teignmouth’s fascinating history you probably didn’t know
Travelling opens the mind and opens the heart. But as you rack up the air-miles exploring this beautiful planet you also create a massive carbon footprint. So what can we eco-conscious travellers do to lessen the impact? Aside from choosing airlines that offset their carbon footprint, we can make little changes that really will make … Continue reading 5 tips for easy sustainable travel
My daughter has left home before. She went to live in Sweden 18 months ago and has never looked back. She has fully embraced the hygge inducing Scandi lifestyle. To say it was difficult when she left is a complete understatement. I felt bereft. Devastated. In mourning for the joyous life I had shared with … Continue reading A neurotic mother’s guide to coping when a child goes travelling
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.
If you haven't seen the front page of today's Teignmouth Post, it's about the black sludge from Exmouth. Tonnes of it are going to be deposited at Sprey Point for the next 10 years. As I outlined in yesterday's blog, the impact to the environment and tourism is vast. There is a campaign to block … Continue reading Teignmouth, say ‘NO’!
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
visitsouthdevon.co.uk 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!