Things happen when you are on holiday, it is inevitable, but usually, it is something small, like being charged for something you did not have (bread on table in Europe), or having a meal that you did not really enjoy (that was my lunch yesterday), but sometimes it is something really big, like missing a flight, losing luggage, but since we drove here that has not happened, but this did… Yes, on… Read More

Monday we went to Heddon Valley and walked through to Heddon’s Mouth which is a lovely pebble beach that was completely deserted.  Paul said that most people don’t realise it is there and think it is a grassy bank and a National Trust centre along with a pub. We got there at 8am and walked along winding paths following the flow of the river to the sea where the bay is surrounded… Read More

I had spoken to Paul the owner of the farm and he recommended going to Wistlandpound Reservoir as the walk is quite flat and good for disabled users.  It is only about 25 minutes drive away so pretty local.  So, imagine our surprise in taking over an hour and a half to find it.  This part of the world is not so well signposted, and very few roads have names, which makes… Read More

Titanic Intro… …It’s been 35 years… Since I was last in Devon. Well, our vacation came round faster than I imagined, and here we are on day two.  Yesterday, we arrived at about 4:30pm after being on the road for eight and a half hours (288 miles).  It was not all driving as we stopped many times for the dogs to have a stretch and something to eat or drink, and of… Read More

Yesterday I had to go for a gastroscopy, which I have had before, along with a colonoscopy.  I remember the gastroscopy being really unpleasant, however, a lot has happened to my body since the last one.  I have had my face rebuilt many times since I had it smashed in when I was 17, so medical procedures really are a walk in the park after that much plastic surgery, however, today was… Read More

Just over two weeks ago (14th May) I started my challenge, but as with all plans, some things get in the way, this was a public holiday weekend, and for once the sun was out in full force, so much so we have only had rain yesterday, which means we have had 2 weeks of solid sun.  But the holiday weekend we ended up having temperatures of 30c, so the BBQ was… Read More