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
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?
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.
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!
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