The local tourist

Am I a tourist if the destination is forty minutes from my home? I sat on the warm cobbled ground of the boat slipway and pondered the question for a short while, watching my two youngest children dip their toes in the cold ocean with squeals of delight. The furthest we had travelled since before…

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23rd May 2020: An introduction pt5

My husband suggested travel writing and I scoffed at him, I can’t write! It’s not just something I can do, I blasted. I started to half-heartedly look at post-graduate marketing courses offered by Plymouth University, where I’d studied for my History degree. I craved learning, I longed for the library and new knowledge. One evening…

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19th May 2020: An introduction pt1

One of my favourite possessions is a small leather notebook cover, purchased from a craftsman at a local Christmas market a few years ago. I was perusing the stalls laden with handmade goods such as fragrant soaps, intricately designed wooden jewellery boxes and kitsch tree decorations, when I noticed his table tucked away in the…

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