Walk: a little slice of Shaldon, Devon

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks” – Adventurer John Muir People tend to talk about walking as a way to ‘switch off’ but I see it as a way to switch on. I love walking for so many reasons. Health, nature, exploration, it’s an endless list. But I also […]

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Blue Monday? Forget it – here are reasons to be cheerful

January is barely more than a couple weeks old but Blue Monday – allegedly the most depressing day of the year – is looming. Quick, batten down the hatches! Save yourselves! Take only what you need to survive! Seriously now, let’s not be overdramatic. Why? because it is a load of old tosh.  A formula […]

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Colourful autumn walks in Devon

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The changing season can fill us with lots of feelings – nostalgia for those hot summer days, grumpiness because it’s dark at 4pm and weariness from smashing the snooze button for the eighth time because, well, it’s pitch black outside and I am nice and warm here thanks. When we do drag ourselves outside, when […]

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Step outside your comfort zone and admire the view

“It is not that I am so smart. But that I stay with the questions much longer.” – Albert Einstein. Hey folks! It’s been a little while since I last published a post here; not for lack of interest but because I’ve been so darn busy. It’s been a fun time; I’ve explored new places […]

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A very British walk on Dartmoor

Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” Bob Marley   It’s December, It’s Britain. It’s raining. What else is there to do when it’s drizzling continuously, blowing a hooley and the sky is a shade of grey Farrow and Ball calls ‘elephant breath’? Well, there’s only one thing for it: stick on a […]

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Stepping off the treadmill

Every once in a while, things feel a bit shit. I’d been feeling like that lately: a bit ‘meh’. I’ve been tired, agitated and in need of space to think beyond putting one foot in front the other on the proverbial treadmill. But this particular treadmill is dodgy, it has its own mind. One minute […]

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Walk your way to wellness

Life has been busy. When is it not? Today was the day to stop, lift my head up from the to-do lists, inspect a map and hop in the car to a new place. Today the place is a wide open one, where the wind whistles a tune and the sun plays hide and seek […]

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Free or cheap ways to enjoy Devon

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Sometimes the best pick-me-up is the most simple of things, and not the expensive spa treatment or bottle of wine on a Friday night. The most reinvigorating ways of shaking off the day/week/mood are right in front our noses and can often cost very little if anything at all. It just requires us to embrace […]

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Why are we here?

Words are beautiful things. They are simple, yet complex. They are real, yet conjour up new worlds of places and people. They have the power to bring you joy or fill you with tears. Words are my one true love. They are my escape; a sanctuary and a safe place. As a plump anxiety-riddled child, […]

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