The day Michael Caines broke my vegetarianism at beautiful Lympstone Manor

It was a perfect Spring day with beautiful blue skies and no April rain to be seen, I had been invited along with a small group of local journalists and bloggers. True to form, I arrived half an hour early and had the opportunity to enjoy some coffee on the veranda and take in the breathtaking views across the estuary.


13 Things to do with the kids in and around Exeter during May half term

May half term holiday is almost upon us (eek!) and if you’re looking for ideas of things to do locally, there is a lot on in and around Exeter. I’ve rounded up some of the activities for you.

7 things you won’t want to miss during Art Week in Exeter

Art week it the city’s visual arts festival, in its second year, its purpose is to widen access to, and participation in, the diverse forms of contemporary and traditional art in Exeter. There are lots of events and exhibitions happening in venues all over the city but here are my don’t miss bits.. 1. If you…

Art Week Exeter, the AWEsome Art Fair

It’s art week in Exeter 13–21 May and Stuart Crewes (Creative Director) and his team have worked very hard to paint the city with art. I was invited along to a condensed show at the AWEsome Art Fair in South Street yesterday and here are some of my highlights. Impression side canal 1, By Robert Pickering I love…

If you enjoy my blog and you have a few minutes.. 

I’ve worked very hard on my blog over the last year and a bit, so I thought that maybe I would try and win a blogging award. If you have been enjoying my work and fancy sharing the love, please nominate Exploring Exeter in the fresh voice & readers choice categories of Britmum’s Brilliance in Blogging Awards….

6 tips for making new friends when you move house

If you’ve been following the blog you’ll know that we’ve moved! We found a lovely old farmhouse on the edge of town with lots of outside space.  We’ve unpacked our boxes, dug out our new allotment, and our veggies are growing.  The children are in their element, I’ve bought some stable boots and we’re loving…

Next generation education in Exeter

Not only are the team at Tubers UK set to educate the next generation, they also take on locally sourced interns from a broad range of backgrounds who do three shifts a week in exchange for experience, expenses, support and mentoring on their own projects.

Debenhams Beauty Gala, guest post by Liz Finnie

Our Liz popped into Debenhams last week for their beauty gala, here’s how she got on.. The majority of ladies feel better when they look good; and this is no exception for those who are experiencing the visible side effects of cancer treatment – namely loss of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as skin-related…