Active Travel: Devon

Post in collaboration with Marsdens Devon Cottages Being a Cornish girl, it won’t surprise anyone that I’ve also spent a lot of time in Devon. My sister and her husband live in Teignmouth, my dad and my aunt both live near Exeter, many school trips took me north of the Tamar and I frequented the county during my junior bowling days in the South West Challenge. Needless to say, it’s a county that I know pretty well.     It’s also a great part of the country to visit for an active break with friends… View Post

Climbing Arthur’s Seat

I’m currently enjoying a couple of days in Edinburgh visiting a very dear friend of mine. It’s been a stressful few months and that combined with flu has meant that I haven’t been getting as much exercise as I’ve wanted to. I’ve been out for a few short runs, but I have found it very tough on my lungs. Some of that will be due to pneumonia with the subsequent fractured rib last year, some of it is down to telling myself that I can’t when I know deep down that I can. The bottom… View Post

Active Travel: Why I want to visit …

Post in collaboration with Original Cottages It’s a well-known fact that one of the most beautiful places in the UK is the Lake District. It’s also a well-known fact that this is the place to go if you’re looking for a domestic active break. Yet despite my yearning to visit, I have never actually been. Actually, I lie. I’ve changed National Express coach there when on an epic journey to Belfast from London. I’ve also visited Tebay Motorway Services. This is actually much more pleasant than it sounds as it is independently run and is… View Post

Active Travel: Norfolk

Post in collaboration with Original Cottages I haven’t been to Norfolk for a while, but I have some great memories of summer on the Broads, as well as Christmas breaks there. It’s a beautiful county, with so much to explore especially if like me, you’re a fan of the great outdoors. If you’re planning an active break there, you’ve chosen a great location!   Running Norfolk is flat. Really flat. So if you like to stretch your legs and run fast, this is a good place to do it. Running alongside the broads isn’t practical,… View Post

Health Benefits Of Scuba Diving

Post in collaboration with Simply Scuba Despite not being a particularly strong swimmer, I am a fan of water sports. I’ve got great memories of snorkelling in the Cayman Islands. I had a brilliant time learning to platform dive last year. And I really enjoy kayaking. One sport I would like to try is scuba diving. It appeals due to the mystery of the underwater world and where snorkelling gave me a preview, scuba diving would allow me more than just a peek. This is a sport that I hope to try out one day;… View Post