FUSHIMI INARI-TAISHA

Fushimi Inari-Taisha is a Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of red torii gates which trail into the wooden forests of Mount Inari which stands at 223 meters tall. Fushimi Inari is a shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be messengers from god,… Continue reading FUSHIMI INARI-TAISHA

NARA PARK, JAPAN

This was absolutely one of my favourite days from our recent trip to Japan. Nara Park is home to around 1200 free roaming wild deer. Considered in Shinto faith to be messengers of the gods the deer have become a symbol of the city and been designated as a national treasure. Because of this the… Continue reading NARA PARK, JAPAN

KEW ARE BEAUTIFUL

Living in Devon has it's perks. It's seen as a holiday destination and is a time out zone for a lot of people who want to escape city life and head to the countryside. But, when you live in that countryside holiday zone where do you go when you need a break/change of pace? On… Continue reading KEW ARE BEAUTIFUL

VOLUNTEERING FOR GUIDE DOGS UK

I have always felt that a house is not a home without a canine companion. Having grown up around wonderful collies, Rough and Smooth coated, I like my home to have a little dog noise; the pitter patter of paws, excited panting and those wagging tails and expressive ears. Tom and I have held off… Continue reading VOLUNTEERING FOR GUIDE DOGS UK

SALCOMBE SUNRISE

As photography enthusiasts Tom and I love a good sunrise. That morning light can make even the dullest of foregrounds the most beautiful of images. Mother nature sure does know how to start the day! Let’s face it, early starts are not fun. But, with a sunrise in mind and an afternoon nap as your… Continue reading SALCOMBE SUNRISE

THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE (pt. 1)

Nothing can prepare you for those first few hours in Iceland. It is as if you are stepping out onto another planet. Lava fields covered in moss span out across the horizon and the distinct lack of trees is quite apparent and unfamiliar. The cold breeze hits you, daydreaming moments are over and the intrigue… Continue reading THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE (pt. 1)

CABIN CREW

When you're craving that peace and tranquility, don't fancy the stress of camping and want to relax from the get-go, what do you get? Glamping. North Devon was calling us. Jenn and I have birthday's close together (gemini twins) and this year we fancied doing a joint something. We both love the outdoors, getting back… Continue reading CABIN CREW

SEAFOOD DINING ON THE ESTUARY

The River Exe Cafe is Exmouth's most unique dining experience, situated on a floating barge in the middle of the Exe Estuary. It has absolutely incredible river views and the sail boat traffic that glides past every now and again really adds to the magic. To get to the cafe you have to travel by… Continue reading SEAFOOD DINING ON THE ESTUARY

CLIFFSIDE WALKS & SEA PINKS

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I fancied doing something other than a pub/ restaurant meal out and so rallied the troops and decided on a day out adventure into the countryside for a nice walk and sea air. We ended up in Cornwall, an hours drive from home. The beautiful coastline… Continue reading CLIFFSIDE WALKS & SEA PINKS

IN THE VALLEY

I count myself so lucky to live somewhere as beautiful as Devon. Dartmoor is on our doorstep, stunning coastline walks are not hard to find, our beaches put up a fight against those idyllic seas abroad with their white sand and excellent surf, and our forests and woodland could be mistaken for those found in… Continue reading IN THE VALLEY