Category Essex

Maldon Sea Salt

Given that I was brought up there I reckon that I might just be able count myself an Essex girl. It’s one of the most maligned of places.  But those of us who hale from there are not all orange…

A Different Swim

Have wetsuit will travel! It came with me on our trip back to my parent’s Essex home just in case I fancied more than a paddle in the Thames Estuary. My wild swimming journey brought me to Thorpe Bay at…

Zoltar

We are in Southend-on-Sea, my childhood town visiting my parents for the first time in over a year. A trip to see Zoltar, the creepy fortune teller out who lives outside an amusement age on the Golden Mile, is a…

Southend Pier

I was brought up in Southend-on-Sea, that playground for Londoners.  On the seafront there is a beach cafe and takeaway joint called the ‘Three Shells’.  It has a roof made out of big artificial scallop shells.  Yep you’ve guessed it…