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.
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
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!
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’.
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.
Looking down onto Teignmouth and Shaldon Teignmouth is the the gem of South Devon. I can say this with conviction because it says so on the road signs as you enter the town. Plus, it's where I live. With its red sandy beaches (it has two: Front and Back Beach) a long(ish) promenade, independent shops … Continue reading Top 10 things to do in Teignmouth