IFDown 20% until 8th February

North Devon smart cottage for three now £282pw

Sleeping three, Saltwind Granary has been stylishly converted from old barns near the traffic free coastal village of Clovelly and a magnificent stretch of coast path. It’s been reduced by 20% down to £282 (full price £353) for a week’s break or £179 for three nights until 8th February. Two bedrooms/two bathrooms on the ground floor and open plan living/dining/kitchen above with lofty ceilings and original exposed beams, all finished in a smart and comfy contemporary style.

To book call 01647 434063, www.helpfulholidays.com, ref K33.

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Down 30% until end January

Cornish stone/timber lodge now £247pw with free use of St Mellion leisure facilities

A smart, detached timber and stone lodge sleeping five near St Mellion and its famous golf course in South Cornwall has been reduced by 30% for a week’s stay during January; prices are now £247 per week reduced from £353 saving £106. Two guests have use of the gym, two swimming pools and tennis courts at the golf club’s leisure centre plus 50% reduction on green fees at both golf courses; spa also available. Inside the ‘upside down’ lodge has an open plan living area on the first floor with a cosy open fire and high beamed ceiling, while there are three ensuite bedrooms below.

Details from Helpful Holidays on 01647 434063, www.helpfulholidays.com, ref R21.

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About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.