Free and Cheap Things to do in Devon – Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

We recently had the pleasure of visiting North Devon for a wedding and decided to make a weekend of it.  As a child I spent many family holidays in Woolacombe and visited there several times in adult life too so we were keen to return. We chose to stay in Barnstable as it was in … Continue reading Free and Cheap Things to do in Devon – Broomhill Sculpture Gardens

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14. Running for the Soul

Today's guest blog comes from a dear friend of mine Ali, who publishes Diary of a Detour  As part of my Self Help for Mental Health series,  Ali shares her story about how running and exercise keeps her demons at bay. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m no Paula Radcliffe.  When you see … Continue reading 14. Running for the Soul

Natural Born Carers and Healers

I've recently written about a series of books I've read by Debbie Johnson called the Comfort Food Cafe. The owner of the cafe and matriarch of Budbury is called Cherie Moon. I don't know about you but when I'm reading I can often identify certain character traits with people I know in real life. My … Continue reading Natural Born Carers and Healers

How to get FREE books, music and films legally

Like many people I tend to read most of my books on Kindle and listen to music on my Ipod, so I now buy Ebooks and mp3s.  I have been an Amazon Prime customer for a couple of years now and use it not only for free deliveries but for the TV programmes and photo … Continue reading How to get FREE books, music and films legally

Flip Flops, Fiesta & Flamenco by Donna Hepburn #BookReview 

The humorously written first page instantly grabbed me with myself being a fifty something menopausal woman and boy do we need to laugh at ourselves when we reach that time of life. Luckily, unlike Abby,  my husband hasn't run off with his Secretary. Mostly because his Secretary is me, but I love these stories of … Continue reading Flip Flops, Fiesta & Flamenco by Donna Hepburn #BookReview 

How to survive a car boot sale

For years I have loved mooching around a car boot sale on a Sunday morning, but when it comes to selling at them it can be a different matter. It can be quite stressful if you’re not prepared. I usually do one or two a year. Here are a few tips for surviving the car … Continue reading How to survive a car boot sale

The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson #BookReview

The Comfort Food Cafe is perched on a windswept clifftop at what feels like the edge of the world, serving up the most delicious cream teas; beautifully baked breads, and carefully crafted cupcakes. For tourists and locals alike, the ramshackle cafe overlooking the beach is a beacon of laughter, companionship, and security – a place … Continue reading The Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson #BookReview