How to get better sleep (and live longer and become more intelligent).

I am obsessed with getting at least 7 hours a night. Any less and I have to drag myself through the day: I become forgetful, I can't make quick decisions, I forget how to spell (pretty embarrassing seeing as I am an English teacher!) I even feel like my driving is affected. I was listening … Continue reading How to get better sleep (and live longer and become more intelligent).

Vegan heaven in Exeter

I get rather excited by a good vegetable, so it was with great anticipation that I visited Exeter Vegan Market yesterday to seek out some delicious, plant based goodness with my girlfriends. I wasn't disappointed. It's held undercover in the Corn Exchange, which is a good job, as storm Gareth was giving the whole of … Continue reading Vegan heaven in Exeter

Teignmouth’s fascinating history you probably didn’t know

Teignmouth circa 1840 I adore my town. There is so much to do and see, and there is always something going on, even in the winter when the majority of the tourists have gone: we Teignmouthians know how to have a good time. And it seems this place has always been a hub of activity. … Continue reading Teignmouth’s fascinating history you probably didn’t know

5 tips for easy sustainable travel

Travelling opens the mind and opens the heart. But as you rack up the air-miles exploring this beautiful planet you also create a massive carbon footprint. So what can we eco-conscious travellers do to lessen the impact? Aside from choosing airlines that offset their carbon footprint, we can make little changes that really will make … Continue reading 5 tips for easy sustainable travel

Forest Bathing – what’s it all about?

When I told my 17 year old son I was going to have a go at forest bathing, he rolled his eyeballs, whilst simultaneously raising his brows and shaking his head, with a look of complete horror spread across his face. “Mum!” he moaned “you’re so weird! Why the hell would you want to strip … Continue reading Forest Bathing – what’s it all about?

Protest: Teignmouth begrudges the sludge.

It was a heartwarming sight to see over 100 Teignmouth residents out in force tonight to oppose the dumping of marine silt and sludge from Exmouth marina. The Teignmouth Post and BBC Spotlight were present to record the event. Super banners were being brandished with slogans such as 'we begrudge the sludge' to 'save our … Continue reading Protest: Teignmouth begrudges the sludge.

Women, know your limits!

According to the The Independent newspaper, boys between the ages of 8-15 spend twice as much time taking part in sports than their female counterparts. Sadly, this is leading to a lack of confidence, aspiration and a deterioration of the mental health of young women across the country. The article continues to argue that there … Continue reading Women, know your limits!

The secrets of Cardiff National Museum

Yesterday we visited Cardiff, it was a flying visit and we found ourselves with only one hour available for the National Museum. So, we decided just to visit the art gallery as there was a DaVinci exhibition on. This got us excited - but my goodness, we weren't prepared for the rest of the exhibits. … Continue reading The secrets of Cardiff National Museum

Save Teignmouth beach! You may remember the environmental travesty last year on Teignmouth beach: thick, black sludge covered the whole of front beach for days and days. This unsightly and more than likely toxic debris arrived as a result of the Marine Management Organisation granting a licence for dredging silt from Exmouth Marina and dumping it at … Continue reading Save Teignmouth beach!