Adventures in Devon

Antique Shop, Buckfastleigh

Frey and I took a little trip down to Devon this past weekend to stay with his Daddy in his lovely new cottage. It’s not so far away at all, but it’s a place we haven’t really explored, it was so lovely to get away and have some adventures. Our first stop on Friday afternoon was to pick up our pooch, Bilbo and take him for a walk in the forest, what a great start to the weekend! I miss taking Bill out so much, and Frey loved watching him running around again – although was desperate to get out of his pram and join him – he just needs to learn how to walk first!

Haldon Forest

Haldon Forest

I entertained Frey by playing on this giant musical instrument in the forest. He was a lot more entertained by it than he appears to be in this photo – honestly!

Haldon Forest

The views were stunning, despite the mist!

Haldon Forest

On Saturday we took a trip into Totnes to look around the shops and the market. It’s a fabulous place, before I knew it we’d spent three hours wandering around..

Pretty Devon Tea Rooms

Pretty Devon Tea Rooms..

Out for lunch..

Pretty Devon Tea Rooms

This shop was amazing.. there were teacups growing on trees! I think it must be magic…

Totnes Brocante

These beautiful roses were in a shop called ‘Brocante’ – it was simply beautiful, I could have brought everything home with me!

Brocante

On Sunday, we headed to the coast. I knew that the Torbay air show was on and wanted to avoid the traffic, so I just thought we would drive in the general direction of the coast and see where we ended up – and we ended up in Brixham, a pretty fishing town. We parked the car right next to the sea, Frey was very excited to see the boats!

Brixham Harbour

We went for a little wander around the town, but Frey had got ever so fed up with spending all this time in his pram by now, and after trying to placate him with a fruit smoothie which he promptly squeezed all over himself, I gave up and carried him, pushing the pram with the other hand. I had to laugh when I saw this sign inside a shop..

Sorry No Prams

I know a little boy who would agree with that one! Admitting defeat, I carried my sticky bundle of joy back to the car, resisting the temptation to push the redundant pram into the sea!

Brixham Harbour

The timing couldn’t have been better, just as we had piled back into the car, the heavens opened and we sheltered from the rain, watching it hammer down over the sea. It was a pretty short shower, and just as we were about to drive away, we saw something flying through the sky coming from the other side of the bay – the Red Arrows! I couldn’t get a photograph, they were far too quick, but we were treated to a pretty spectacular air show after all!

It was a lovely weekend, but I needed a very early night to recover from all our adventures when we finally made it home! I’m looking forward to exploring more of Devon very soon.

About The Author

thesparklenest

Mama of two beautiful boys. I’m veggie, vintage loving, a bit of a crafter and a bit of a hippy. I love the countryside and pretty things.

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