Cream tea and meeting the Countess of Devon at Powderham Castle

The other week we were very excited to be invited to Powderham Castle to have a look around and meet the Earl and the Countess of Devon. Having never met any real nobility before, we didn’t have a clue what to wear.


When 200 miles feels like 2000

As I watched the cityscape morph into yellow fields of rapeseed and rolling hills on our journey home yesterday…

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…

Exeter’s Illustrators are Drawn Together, Guest post by Liz Finnie

Within the RAMM café, each of the 13 illustrators has displayed a selection of one-off, unique and highly captivating artworks. A sneak peak of some of my favourite aspects are shown, but if you want to see the whole picture you will have to visit for yourselves (it’s on for 3 months).

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.

Our Devon staycation in pictures

I am SO tired, keeping two smallies entertained for two weeks is definitely a full time job (I have to admit, I did find myself searching the job sites about four days into the break in desperation). But we made it! Another action packed holiday staying local, here’s an overview of what we got up to…

A very special evening at Visit Exeter’s Launch Party

On Wednesday 29 March I was invited to speak at a very special event, the launch of Visit Exeter at the RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum). The Visit Exeter team engaged Windslide, a local busking band (complete with didgeridoo) to play as people came in the main entrance.  The Exeter Chiefs had a stand nearby where I got to…

Whitestone Park

Around four miles from Exeter City centre is a small village called Whitestone (pronounced Whitstone). In Whitestone you’ll find this gorgeous park with some epic views, complete with parking and toilets.