One of the great perks of being a lighting designer, is every now and then it takes you on an adventure. A few weeks ago, this adventure was in Lyme Regis.
I know very little about Lyme Regis. My Mum informs me it’s been the setting of a couple of novels. My friend from Somerset informs me it has fantastic chips and clotted cream. Two American friends who holiday there regularly, on hearing that this was my destination, joyously exclaimed ‘squid butts!’
Squid butts, it turned out, referred to fossilised squid butts. ‘Everyone always goes down to the beach and turns right,’ explained my friends, ‘but the secret is to turn left, walk into the bay, find a good spot and just settle down and start digging for million-year-old squid butts. So many just waiting to be found.’