Welcome to Scrapbook Adventures – Exploring Devon, Cornwall & Beyond
A big hello and welcome to Scrapbook Adventures!
My name’s Rachel and I love exploring Devon and Cornwall, traveling to new countries and blogging my memories! I currently live in the beautiful county of Devon and am completing my doctoral training to become a Clinical Psychologist for the NHS. Before moving to Devon I lived in Cornwall and fell in love with its stunning beaches, charming villages and the laid-back way of life. It was here I decided to start documenting my adventures in the hope of sharing this wonderful slice of England life with others.
A little more about me…
I was born and raised in Kent and after leaving home aged 18 to study Clinical Psychology at university I have lived in various counties across the South of the country. As you’ve probably guessed a favourite hobby of mine is scrapbooking – I have made countless scrapbooks of holidays, events and adventures I’ve been on. Whilst I love scrapbooking, it can be timely and costly and ultimately nobody gets to see the adventures but me! Luckily for me, my boyfriend Nathan, who handily happens to be a web designer, offered to make me my own website as a solution to solving my scrapbooking woes. He helped me develop my ideas for the blog and in May 2017 Scrapbook Adventures was born! I love being able to create my scrapbooks online and easily post and share my adventures with you.
In the last year, I have been lucky enough to explore much of Devon and Cornwall and places further afield such as Dorset, Somerset, Scotland, and Italy. I have partnered with many local attractions and reviewed some awesome places to stay in the South West. If you are interested in working with me please get in touch through my contact page.
Please feel free to comment on any of the posts – I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what you think about the places I’ve visited, whether you’ve been to them too and what you thought! Feel free to share any of your
Lots of love and happy adventuring!
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With over 5000 tonnes of sand and 30 amazingly detailed sand sculptures to enjoy at the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival, picking just 10 of my favourites has been quite a challenge! The theme for the 2018 sand sculpture festival at Weston Super Mare, Somerset was 'the...read more
Sand, sculptures and the circus – a fantastic visit to the incredible Weston Sand Sculpture Festival
Do you like visiting the circus? Do you recall fun memories from your childhood of making sandcastles on the beach? Ever wondered what it would look like all things circus-related were built out of sand? Yes! Then read on to experience the wonder of 5000 tonnes of...read more
Discovering a Gardener’s Paradise and a Tasty Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe Gardens near Taunton, Somerset.
As part of my South-West solo tour this summer I visited Taunton in Somerset. It was here I had the pleasure of wandering around the exquisite gardens at Hestercombe Gardens and enjoyed a delicious traditional afternoon tea at The Column Room Restaurant. Welcome to a...read more
During an August bank holiday trip to Somerset, I visited the wonderful Bishop’s Palace and Gardens. The stunning medieval palace and mesmerising gardens are located in the heart of the city of Wells and took only 20 minutes by car from our glamping accommodation at...read more
Amid the bustling and busy campus of the University of Exeter is a quiet, peaceful and pretty place for reflection and a good afternoon treat. When I’m not busy with my adventures and blogging I am working for the NHS and training for my doctorate in Clinical...read more
Witches, caves, handmade paper demonstrations, dinosaurs, pirate golf and more at Wookey Hole in Wells, Somerset.
For the August bank holiday Nathan and I were staying at Petruth Paddocks Campsite in Cheddar Somerset. We were lucky enough to visit nearby Wookey Hole which has got to be one of the top attractions and places to visit in Somerset – it seems everyone I’ve talked to...read more