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Carry on with the holiday washing (9 loads...HOW!?) or write a holiday blog post?
Hmmmmm, tough choice!
So, we spent the first week of the Easter hols down in our favourite part of the UK, South Devon.
We stayed Batson Creek which is just outside Salcombe.
The little cottage was just right - and had wonderful views, which changed dramatically with the tides and the bizzare weather.
Cleggy and I sat on the bench at the top of the creek with a pint of pimms in our hand and a blanket on our knees,
like two (very happy) old people!
We filled every day to the brim - here are the highlights:
A long walk to Snapes Point - worth it for the views of SalcombeA ferry trip to South Beach, where Cleggy burnt his nose (...again)and GB buried Kenzie's crocs. When, after much searching, they couldn't be found, he had to come home on the ferry with bare feet!
Dam making at Hope cove...
followed by a good game of cards in the pub (with much needed roaring fire!)
Rock pooling at Milton Sands...Finding a stone with a hole in to match Thurlestone rock:
Followed by hot chocolate and buns in the tiny, but perfectly formed Beachhouse cafe
And eating pasties as big as your head...
Spending time with Cuckoo and her gorgeous family
The boys decided Cuckoo was well worth impressing so spent many an hour perfecting their card tricks!
The second bit of the holiday was a surprise for Cleggy and the boys. I've long wanted to stay at a Featherdown Farm, and decided Easter weekend was the perfect time. So, instead of visiting our friends in Market Drayton for tea on the way home (the ruse) we arrived at a farm....no one had guessed!
The lovely friends from Market Drayton DID make our tea...but they brought it to the tent in a pan!
(much appreciated S and S - and wonderful to see you all. Hope you are now enjoying Salcombe!)
If you haven't come across the idea it's well worth a look. Like camping, but with some luxuries thrown in, such as a bed!
We stayed on a dairy farm called Lipley in Shropshire.
The owners Tracey and Stephen were brilliant hosts and we learnt loads about the life of a farmer, even in a short stay. We'll never take milk for granted again!
The boys were able to bottle feed lambs and help Stephen milk the cows.
As with any good camping holiday, the boys met loads of new friends and played outside until it was dark and cold - when they moaned loudly about coming in!
It brought back so many memories of camping holidays Cleggy and I had as children - although I imagine the Grandparents are now scoffing that we call this camping!
There are only five tents at Lipley - with great views
The equipment was a wonderful mixture of wood, metal, and vintage coloured enamel - just begging for photo opportunities!
We toasted anything we could get our hands on on the stove
And the Easter Bunny still found us!
The thing the boys were most excited about was the cupboard bed - so we had to have a bed rota. On the last night it was mine and Cleggys turn!
All in all a great Easter holiday was had by all.
I've got loads more lovely giveaway/swap news....but think that's enough for one post!
The post Easter diet starts