Life Update & Big Plans


Ben and I are right in the middle of getting our life sorted for the move back north, before we head off East in September. These photos were taken back at the beginning of the year when we were up to our eyeballs in paint and damp proofing. I didn’t realise what a big job

Breakfast Dates & Sailing Boats


Last week we were supposed to go for a breakfast date on Plymouth Hoe, but we were lazy and stayed in bed instead. Little did we know that a pod of dolphins were hanging out in the bay, jumping and chasing and putting on a show for anyone who had been up early enough to

Forests in the Mist


What do you do when you finish work early on a cold January day? Well, those miserable days in the city can turn out to be pretty magical out on the moors. Bellever forest is one of my favourite places on Dartmoor, but I’ve only been there in warm summer weather. In the winter, it’s just

Longboarding on Dartmoor


Last summer I had this song that I loved and couldn’t stop playing. It reminded me of summer evenings, cruising along the roads without a care in the world. I’d recently bought a new longboard, so I thought I’d combine these two new loves in my favourite way – by making a video. My friend

Winter Walks by the Sea


There are so many reasons why I love living near the coast. Getting blown around the beach on blustery winter days is definitely one of them. The sea hides the seasons well. There are no trees with bare branches, no mud churned fields to give away signs of frost and hard ground. It may be cold,

Trebah Gardens, Cornwall


Ah, the hidden paradise of Trebah Gardens. This was such a beautiful find! Sub-tropical gardens in England, who would have thought it. Footpaths wind their way past fern glades, ivy covered fountains and lilypad lakes, with palm trees and rhododendrons flourishing in this unique micro climate. It was so peaceful here, filled with such a

Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor


Last summer was a whirlwind of adventures with my friend Sarah. I’ve got so many photos stockpiled that I don’t even know where to begin! One of our first trips was to Lydford Gorge on Dartmoor, the deepest gorge in the South West and home to the 30ft Whitelady waterfall. The sun was shining and

Merrivale Stone Circle


One of the things I love about Dartmoor is the history of the place. Humans have settled here for over 10,000 years, and the landscape has the highest concentration of neolithic stone circles, stone rows, cairns and burial mounds in the whole of England. One of these ancient sites can be found just outside the

Lost Gardens of Heligan


I’ve never seen so many shades of green in my life. Dark, glossy leaves that hang like emerald jewels, clearings of fuzzy fiddlehead ferns, splashes of lilac from the last of the rhododendrons. The air is heavy and humid, thick with the musk of damp earth. The sun sends down shafts of light that flitter

Into the Woods


It was a warm and humid late September evening. I’d spent the day lazing around and decided to take my camera out for a 10 minute stroll down by the river. I live in a beautiful part of the world, but there’s so much on my doorstep that I haven’t even begun to explore. That

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↠ a travelogue of adventures ↠ Soon to be travelling & working around the world with my love. These are my stories.

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  • Brittany Ferry sets off for France bon voyage
  • Life is better from this perspective
  • Solstice paddles lilac skies
  • I might have taken us on a 2 hour detourhellip
  • If you go down to the woods today
  • Fairy glades
  • Plymouth Dockyard pretty in lights
  • One day late but happy Summer Solstice
  • Golden fields and endless seas

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