If you didn’t already know, I love Twitter! Why? Well one of the reasons is that it’s always full of surprises. Last Saturday I retweeted a tweet from Exmoor For All (see the link), and got a thank you to which I replied that I loved Exmoor which held very happy memories for me. Elke Winzer (from Exmoor For All) tweeted me asking if I would write a short piece for her blog site, so this was what I came up with:
“Everyone tells me how lucky I am to live in a wonderful place like Victoria Falls and that is true. Not everyone has the chance to live just 10 kms away from one of the natural wonders of the world.
However, I come from Tiverton in Devon and was lucky enough to be brought up just that same roughly 10 kms (perhaps a little further) from Exmoor and how well I remember that beautiful place.
The heather and the bilberries spring immediately to mind. Picnics with my family overlooking the Devil’s Punchbowl, clambering over the stones at Tarr Steps (picture) and that wonderful drive over the moors to Lynton and Lynmouth, always asking my parents about the terrible floods and loving the ride from Lynmouth up to Lynton on the cable railway!