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Blogging101: Why ‘Let The Stars Out?’

Tasked with editing my title and tagline for the WordPress Blogging101 course, looking at it from a viewer’s perspective, it does need a little explanation…
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Making Colour at the National Gallery

Colour in Art

I wish the National Gallery had done the ‘Making Colour’ exhibition, the first of its kind in the UK, a good few years ago when I was studying art and design. This excellent curation of the story of colour would have been so useful! In short, the exhibition was great and now it’s closed, so I wanted to share a few interesting things in each room… Continue reading

WW1 Poppies at the Tower of London

Planting poppies at the Tower of London

My heart leapt when I got the email confirming my volunteer place to contribute to the biggest and most ambitious WW1 centenary commemoration. A once in a lifetime opportunity to remember the lives and sacrifices of so many that we owe so much to. Continue reading

Touring Torbay

When I see a bright and beautiful floral ‘English Riviera’ roundabout, and palm trees start popping up everywhere, I know I’ve almost arrived at 22 miles of beautiful South Devon coastline.

Torbay consists of a triangle of coastal towns; Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Continue reading

Best of Brixham

Over the years I’ve fine-tuned my list of favourite activities in my childhood summer playground, Brixham in Devon. I was lucky enough to visit again, so I’m sharing the ones I love the most and that have stood the test of time. Continue reading