Monthly Archives: October 2010

749 soldiers die and a village lost to the sea. A walk around Start Point, South Devon.

Today was one of those days when it is great to be alive.  That special autumn light with sun, bright blue skies and clear air. The view extended for miles.

As it was such a nice day, and being lucky enough to live in Devon, we decided to head towards Slapton Ley and Beesands in the South Hams in South Devon. A beautiful drive through the rolling Devon hills past Totnes and Dartmouth before hitting the coast road at Strete. Continue reading

Hindsight is a wonderful thing

I’ve never been top of the class, academically, sport, or otherwise, always Mr Average. I’m not complaining though as frequently others have that skill and drive that I don’t. Whether it be 16 year old Tom Daly who has just won 2 Gold’s at the Commonwealth Games on top of superb GCSE results during the summer, or somebody who has a particular skill or passion such as Rachel Carter and her creative writing, or the self confidence and quickness of mind that means they can light up a room when they walk in like my larger than life mate Hummers. Although I will never have that level of skill or confidence, it doesn’t stop me from admiring them and others. Continue reading