A slow Sunday in Buenos Aires

First light on a spring morning, in a brand new city. A combination of mild jet lag and early morning heat and light woke me early, a world away from the cold dark mornings we had left behind in Devon. Spring was awash in Buenos Aires, the the purple jarcanada trees still clinging on to […]

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A day trip to Clovelly, North Devon

Moving to a new area is a treat. When I knew I would be moving down to North Devon for the summer, I began swotting up on things to do in the area, downloading the Lonely Planet guide and taking a trip to the tourist information as soon as I arrived. I’m a geek for […]

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Glencoe, Scotland

On the places that made me: Glencoe, Scotland

“And this said G the general manager, proudly, this is the staff accommodation”. We paused on the outside deck of a wooden chalet style apartment in the fading May light, tinges of red and orange streaked across the sky above the imposing Munro of Bidean Na’am Ban. I couldn’t believe this was my new home. […]

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Westward Ho sunset

A summer in North Devon: my 10 favourite places

The first week of September still brings out that nostalgic, back to school vibe in me, a time to reflect on the summer past before cosying down into autumn. I moved down to North Devon at the start of May with all the bounding enthusiasm of spending the summer by the sea. It’s been a […]

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