Category Devon

A Trip to the South Hams

By road Dartmouth is about twenty five miles away from my home town of Brixham. It takes a good hour to get there because of the traffic through Paignton and Totnes. But there’s a far more pleasant option that cuts…

Lucky Heather

Hot on the heels of a trip to Plymouth we headed northwards to Somerset. In the interest of fuel economy in these expensive times we purposely planned back to back trips to save on mileage. Hot Stuff’s mum wanted to…

British Fireworks Championship

We hadn’t seen our friend Salty Dog for a few months so a catch up was overdue.   I invited her over to Brixham this week for supper and a swim.  But she trumped me.   ‘Why don’t you come and see…

Gull Hunt

There’s a gull hunt going on in town at the moment. Given that this is the English seaside the buggers aren’t too tricky to find all year round. I’ve written before about their antics that include attacking me on my…

Ten Free Days Out in South Devon

Goodness me! Half of 2022 has flown by and the school holidays are now just a whisker away. With more and more Brits choosing to remain on these shores for their family breaks, I reckon that a few of you…

Fish ‘n’ Chips

We are blessed to live within walking distance of England’s biggest fish market. It means that the seafood that we eat around is superb. I’m planning a future post on where I buy fish to cook myself. But today I…