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Hix – Writing Workshop for Artsfest

A gloomy, grey and damp Autumnal day yet Hix was light, welcoming and warm, with charming service as always. This morning it hosted an Artsfest workshop run by author and journalist Maria McCarthy. Read more

Guitars on the Beach

Well, the little things you say and do make me want to be with you.
Rave on, it’s a crazy feeling and I know it’s got me reelin’,
When you say I love you
Rave on.

Its Buddy Holly not The Happy Mondays… Read more


How come its always sunny on Broadchurch aka West Bay? I really don’t remember when it was dry for so many days in a row but its TV, so of course it must be true.

The sun was out, brilliantly, on Saturday morning. Read more

Red Devon Sea

A wild and blustery day at Sidmouth…and wow that sea churned with rich red Devon earth creates such an array of colour against the blue blue sky. We ran along the front, carved our names into the red cliffs (teaching the kids some urban ways) and let the wind push us back. Read more

Great Seaside B and B, Branscombe

B and B’s can always be a bit risky…with Great Seaside you can’t go wrong. Amazing views and amazing reviews. A few friends have stayed there and all loved it. Read more

Axmouth Estuary and Harbour

The presence of Tesco in Seaton provides a rather ominous backdrop to the Axmouth Estuary even with its timber pseudo organic designed building but hey ho its there. The  Seaton Tram is a better focus for the eye and the estuary is a great birdwatching spot with a few hides to the West.

When the tide is out the birds gather and in Winter light its well worth a stop on the road Read more

Beer Beach

Beer is one of those picturesque Devon seaside towns where life is easy and modern times haven’t arrived yet. The beach has enough to keep everyone happy for a day: boat rides, fishing trips, cafes, playground, walks but still feel they are in an unspoilt spot. It is also compact, you can keep an eye on meandering children.

Best spots: Read more

Flutterbys , Sidmouth

I love Sidmouth. The average age is 70 which always makes for a slow amble down the High Street but it gives you time to absorb the wide array of shops. Flutterbys at the top of the High Street is recently opened and is a treasure trove of vintage finds plus a very cute bead and accessory shop. Pick your own beads from a huge selection and make your own jewellery on the spot if you like or take home. Prices are very good so its feasible to do as a rainy day activity for a gaggle of children.

The vintage half of the store has lots of well sourced pieces for the shabby chic lover. Read more

Charmouth Beach for kids on an Autumn day

3 very very happy small ones…super sunny,flat sand, tide right out so rock pool galore and lots of scientific experiments with sinking sand and wellies. Joy all round. Read more

Exmouth Beach, The Geoneedle, Orcombe Point

Stick East in Exmouth and all will be well. Miles of sand and at low tide the most Cornish of beaches appears; rock pools and fresh sand with not a soul in sight but with a steep cliff of rich red Devon earth.

There is a great walk up the cliff to The Geoneedle either via path from the road or via a beautiful rusted ladder from the beach only exposed at low tide, it must have many an aquatic tale to tell. Read more