The Gambia: A game of two halves

“Bingo time! BIIINNNGOOOOOO!” shouted the lead entertainer as ‘Mysterious Girl’ blared out of the speakers and an order of fried chicken and chips was delivered pool side to another couple. Djembe Beach Resort was the second hotel of our week stay in The Gambia and it would be hard to find any fault with it at […]

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Surfing St Ives

I’d had my first taste of surfing in St Ives a year ago and, despite a two hour lesson, I didn’t manage to stand up once. I returned this year determined to catch a wave and and conquer the world of beginners surfing. I couldn’t have picked a nicer day with barely a cloud in […]

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The Minack Theatre

“That cliff over there, why don’t we dig a theatre out of the granite to sit 750 people and put on productions of Shakespeare?” “I’m not sure that’s entirely realistic Ms Cade.” “Just you wait.” Is how I imagine the conversation between Minack founder Rowena Cade and fellow workers went. And she was absolutely on the money. […]

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