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Thursday, 14 April 2011

A Lovely Family Holiday in Devon & Cornwall

As I mentioned in my earlier post (and as you may have noticed from my unusual lack of tweeting and blogging), Himself, Daisy and I have just come back from our first family holiday together. It was only a long weekend, and we stayed in England but we had the loveliest time ever.

We stayed in a little village in North Devon called Milton Damerel and spent four days driving out to lots of beautiful places.

On our first day we visited an amazing village called Clovelly.Clovelly is a tiny, privately owned village perched on the edge of a cliff top with fantastic views of the sea. The streets are cobbled and traffic free and the houses higgledy piggledy and kept in the style of the mid 19th century. In a nutshell its my dream village and Himself got more than bored of me squealing in excitement every time I saw another house or craft shop. The New Inn sold delicious local cider and home made pasties and Daisy had her first ride of a donkey! All in all we all had a great time. The only downside was having to cart the buggy up and down the huuuuuuge hill from the car park. Next time we'll leave it in the boot. Here are a few snaps from our album.

Our second day was spent on the beach at Bude. Daisy L O V E D it. She is my daughter after all. She learnt to say 'sea' (with a little lisp, very cute!) and kept taking me by the hand and leading me down to the shore to splash in the waves. She also helped me collect driftwood and pebbles!

That evening we had dinner at a 13th century inn called The Bush Inn. The food was out of this world and they had a great climbing frame in the garden.

Day three was my favourite day out of them all. We headed back into Cornwall, firstly to St Ives. I love St Ives so much. I love the harbour, I love the beaches,  I love all the little tiny galleries scattered amongst the old fisherman's cottages. We had a fantastic fry up in town and an ice cream on the sea front and visited Fat Willy's Surf Shack (remember them?) and bought madam a t-shirt.

Later in the afternoon we drove to Land's End. It was quiet at this time of year but the views across the Atlantic were out of this world and I got some great shots whilst having a glass of wine at the First and Last Bar in England.

Our fourth and last day was mostly spent travelling back to London, but before we left we spent a bit of time in Milton Damerel at Blackberry Farm. The owner, Lizzie, made us a hearty breakfast in the cafe and we bought bags of local produce to take home (including a hand made chicken and bacon pie.... oh. my. god. We had it for dinner that night and it was divine!) before heading out to meet the animals. They had shetland ponies, donkeys, sheep, pigs, rabbits, ducks and chickens - and Daisy loved them all, but mostly the chickens (or 'chi-chis' as she calls them). I think she misses ours.

The best bit about the whole weekend was getting to spend it together as a family. We don't do enough of that these days; work and day to day chores always seem to get in the way. Getting to spend 24/7 with my Moo (the little monkey even slept in our bed every night!) was ten million tonnes of awesome. She was brilliant on the long car journeys and even gave us a bit of a lie in on our last morning there!

Being back home has brought me down to earth with a thud. I was back at work the following day and already it feels as if we were never away! Roll on our next break..... 69 days and counting!

1 comment

  1. It sounds like you had a lovely time! We went to Clovelly a couple of years ago and it is very nice but I remember that mammoth hill, I struggled to walk it let alone push a pushchair :) Lx


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