Life has conspired to take me away from my beloved Devon a lot lately. Last time I got back I was desperate to get back in the water, and we set off for Prawle Point, in Devon's southernmost parish, where the coastline is raw and rugged. The rock formations are the colour of Dartmoor lichen, and rather gothic, pointing and twisting into the sky like a scene from Lord of the Rings. We climbed down to Elender Cove where I flung myself into the vigorous waves, the perfect restorative tonic. At the same time I was trying out a new swimsuit given to me by the nice people at Simply Swim. It's by Speedo, which I thought just did suits for whippet-thin athletes (unlike myself). But no, they do a 'Sculpture' range suitable for the, ahem, 'fuller figure', ie perfect for me. The suit is comfortable and flattering, and they claim it will last 10 times longer than normal because it's made of a special type of Lycra. I intend to test it to the max!