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An English Mum in New York……

Posted By: Helen Brenton on January 22, 2020

A selection of the thousands of photos taken during our recent trip to New York – You’re never too old to make memories with your kids! Highlights – everything! 27th November to 1st December 2019


Winter Sun….

Posted By: Helen Brenton on January 21, 2020

Some people say English seaside towns are grim in the winter….. Take a rummage through some of these images captured late December/early January (2019/20) and see if you can work out what is ‘grim’?!


The Cockington Collection

Posted By: Helen Brenton on July 3, 2019

The thatched village of Cockington is the perfect setting for a walk – no matter what time of year it is. It has a historic forge, picture-postcard cottages, horse and carriage rides, a court and church, tea rooms, thatched pub and, of course the lakes and woods. The medieval village of Cockington was noted in […]


Wish you were beside the seaside?

Posted By: Helen Brenton on July 21, 2018

Torquay – Wish you were here? As someone who is interested in local history, and the evolution of our seaside town, I just knew the ‘Wish You Were Here’ postcard exhibition at Torre Abbey would be right up my street. Or should I say prom! So with a tiddley-om-pom-pom I strolled along, trying to recall […]


Welcome to Torquay, Please Take a Seat!

Posted By: Helen Brenton on May 19, 2018

Walking around Torquay I often just sit and stare at the world going by… the rising or the setting of the sun, the leaves on the trees, the boats in the sea….   It is far too easy sometimes to be too busy just to take a seat and stare at the beauty around us…. […]


Feeling Good, Torquay

Posted By: Helen Brenton on April 22, 2018

Suitably inspired by the summer sunshine, my surroundings, and an awesome version of an old classic, I created a montage of ‘feel good’ photos set in and around Torquay   Why not hop over to my youtube channel? You can see my ‘Feeling Good. Torquay’ video here  


The year that was!

Posted By: Helen Brenton on December 29, 2017

What a year that was! It’s that time again… so many posts on social media going on about ‘new year new me’ like you see every year. I have jokingly said I am going to defriend people if I see many more! [or is it unfriend?!] I mean, don’t get me wrong, I am all […]


Is Social Media Here to Stay?

Posted By: Helen Brenton on October 29, 2017

Being a social media advocate for peoples personal and business benefit – I do sometimes think the world is divided into those who embrace social media and those who still say to me ‘ah it’ll never take off it’s just a fad’! Well, that’s where I believe they are wrong… Let’s take a look…. We as […]


English Riviera BID – my ‘bid’!

Posted By: Helen Brenton on October 16, 2017

Promoting the English Riviera as a beautiful location to visit is in my blood. For the past 27 years, I have worked within the local tourism industry, from hotels to holiday parks and more recently with vacation ownership and serviced apartments. In my current role as Sales and Marketing Executive at The Osborne Club, I have revitalised […]


Early Autumn 2017

Posted By: Helen Brenton on October 6, 2017

Late September and early October have been particularly colourful this year with some stunning early morning and late afternoons. This is a very lovely time of year to visit Torquay and South Devon, still warm enough to sit out and dine al-fresco but without the hustle and bustle of the main season


Digital Tourism on the English Riviera

Posted By: Helen Brenton on September 23, 2017

Digital Tourism on the English Riviera It’s not often one turns up to the Theatre first thing in the morning. But then Friday was no ordinary morning! It was with interest that I had read online about Google’s ‘coastal tour’. Google’s Digital Garage has partnered with British Hospitality Association and National Coastal Tourism Academy. Their […]


Late Summer 2017

Posted By: Helen Brenton on August 23, 2017

Late Summer 2017 A selection of my photos taken during the late summer. August this year was a mixture of torrential rain and storms, and long balmy days. And the late Bank Holiday weekend was wall to wall sunshine which brought a stream of last-minute visitors into the Bay!

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