Setting Sail

“Everyone sails in Plymouth. Everyone. We must get you out on the water!” My landlord, Adrian, loves nothing more than his boats. Specifically ones with sails. That this was the sum of my technical knowledge didn’t bother him. “I don’t expect you do much sailing in Nottingham, do you?” Correct. And so, on a warm…

Go West

So, having been in Devon for exactly three days, I’m running the risk of starting a local war. By going to Cornwall. I partly blame my acquaintance and staunch Kernowist (I’ll get this terminology sorted our soon) Rob. He was taught how to speak Nottingham by reciting the words “Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet” in…

Arrival

So, to recap, this is where the work and travel blogs merge. I’ve landed myself a four month secondment to BBC Radio Devon – and when I’m not busy doing that, I’ve made it my mission to explore as much of my glorious temporary home as possible. And you could do a lot worse than…

Living The Dream

Even with cloudy weather, I’ll never tire of this view. Which is just as well, as I’m going to be seeing quite a bit of it for the next few months. This is the Devon coast between Teignmouth and Dawlish, one of the most scenic views from a railway carriage anywhere in the UK. You…