River Swim

“Can you be there in 30 minutes?” It’s the kind of message that spells adventures. It was late one weekday afternoon in this recent hot spell. The sun was bright. The sky a brilliant blue. And my desk suddenly seemed very unappealing. Because the mini-adventure being suggested was something I’d never done: swimming – properlyContinue reading “River Swim”

Riding the Rails: Plymouth to Edinburgh

Tempted by the idea of a classic foreign train ride? What about those trips closer to home … Why ride the UK rails? Perhaps it’s because so many of us commute by rail. Or perhaps it’s because British train trips don’t somehow feel exotic – whatever the reason, you might not take a long UKContinue reading “Riding the Rails: Plymouth to Edinburgh”