What puts a spring in your step?

PUBLISHED: 15:42 23 February 2011 | UPDATED: 16:42 23 February 2011

Marie, 48, and Michael Bainbridge, 47, from Honiton

Marie, 48, and Michael Bainbridge, 47, from Honiton


A look on the lighter side of life.

Michael Martin, 73, Seaton

Sunshine and holidays are the key to chasing the blues away and putting an extra spring in your step, according East Devon residents.

When asked by The Midweek Herald, many readers said sunny weather was enough to brighten up their day and that we could all benefit from bringing a bit more happiness into our lives.

Peter Crawford, 61, of Honiton, said: “The sun puts a spring in my step.

“It makes me feel so much better when it is sunny and I can walk my dog.”

Cathleen Robertson, 29, of Honiton, said: “My friends keep me happy, but I think I’ve lost the spring in my step. I think we all need to be a bit happier.”

Susan French, 50, said: “Nice sunny days and all the spring flowers help to put a spring in my step.

“We have just got to be happy and get on with life the best we can and enjoy ourselves.

“We’ve got to look on the bright side.”

Michael Martin, 73, of Seaton, said: “Holidays put a spring in my step, but we don’t get enough time away.

“My wife and I go to Ireland.

“I just think I’m a lucky chap.

“The weather doesn’t give me in a spring in my step, because we always have bad weather.”

Marie Bainbridge, 48, said: “Being back in East Devon has put a spring back in our step, after going travelling for three years.

“I don’t think we all realise how lucky we are.

“I appreciate being in such a safe country.”

Her husband, Michael, 47, added: “People do need to smile a bit more.

“While we were away, we used to follow local events by visiting The Midweek Herald website.”

Ken Faragher, 85, of Lyme Regis, said: “Going on holiday puts a spring in my step. We go to lovely hotels, which are very nice.

“It is nice to get away from the cold and damp weather.

“We have all got to look forward and not backwards.”

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