A quiet life #2: an autumn beach at sunrise, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

In the first proper post in this little series of diversions from the news, I wanted to look at one of my favourite places. I've chosen the beach at Budleigh Salterton in East Devon. Its gently curving, shelved pebble beach is framed by the western side of Lyme Bay, protecting Budleigh from the worst of … Continue reading A quiet life #2: an autumn beach at sunrise, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

A quiet life #1: blogging from a smaller world

Many of us are now living a rather odd life in the shadow of pandemic (now there's a sentence I was never expecting to write). Here in the UK we're now in a kind of partial lockdown, with schools, pubs, restaurants, museums etc all closed indefinitely, I'm working entirely from home and we're limiting how … Continue reading A quiet life #1: blogging from a smaller world

The ‘Purton Hulks’: a ship graveyard on the Severn Estuary, Gloucestershire

It's been quite a while since I last posted anything here, not for lack of stories or things to say, but rather one of the mental space to do so. In fact, I'm writing a lot at the moment, finishing up a big project at work – a Viking-Age hoard of coins and silver objects … Continue reading The ‘Purton Hulks’: a ship graveyard on the Severn Estuary, Gloucestershire