Phew. Last week was hectic. Lots of celebrations to be done.
This was the first adventure for my husband on his turning 40 - an afternoon trip to Bovey Castle - a romantic moorland manor house in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
The weather and the views on the way were glorious..
and the sense of grandeur when we arrived was tangible... this is where Chris Martin from Coldplay and got married to Gwyneth Paltrow.
The building was absolutely beautiful, overlooking stunning Edwardian grounds, an 18 hole golf course and the river Bovey.
Inside, although it was hot outside, the fire was lit inside as the rooms was enormous. And this is where we sat, for several hours, enjoying an amazing afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, cakes ... more cakes and as many cups of tea as we could manage... blissful :))
This little sweetpea would be a twinkle in anyone's eye...
She has skipping around enjoying the sunshine, as she loves nothing better than to follow the butterflies and bees, sticking her nose in the flowers and hoping that she can give an unsuspecting bee or butterfly a ride on the end of her trunk!
As the sun is now at getting rather hot she has taken up a shady spot in my Etsy shop! There are more photos of her there - if you get a chance do pop over and say hello!
ADOPTED, thank you xx
We have a surprise planned for Mr F this weekend to round of his week of birthday celebrations ... see you next week when all will be revealed!!
Last week it rained here in the South West of England. It rained from Monday to Thursday, and it was relentless - I might have mentioned it ;0. But someone must have been looking down on us on Friday as we took off for a weekend break to Cornwall. The sun came out and she shone like she has not shone all year so far...
We stayed in a lovely friend's mobile home - on a site just 5 minutes drive from the most glorious bays - Harlyn Bay, Constantine Bay, Westgate Bay, with golden sands and turquoise seas. The holiday park was wonderful, the kids just ran free, enjoying the sun and the wildlife :) This bay is Constantine Bay, and was just breathtaking.
The braver ones amongst us ventured in ...
Whilst others sat back and soaked up the sun... and the beautiful views.
who would have thought that three days later... we are all shivering again back home!
Simple days spent playing, listening, and watching whilst the world carried on without us for a while...
We were truly blessed!
We took some time to drive along the coastline, which was so very beautiful...
Where every so often you would hear a gasp as we took in the stunning surroundings..
I haven't made a fox in a while... and I am so pleased that I did :)
This little guy turned out so cute!
He spends his days dreaming of fly fishing, and loves nothing better than sitting on a grassy bank by the riverside on a warm sunny afternoon, casting his rod every now and again, with his little pocket radio by his side humming soft jazz onto the warm afternoon breeze....
But right now, he is sitting in my Etsy shop - with everything crossed in the hope that he will be on his way to a new home very soon!
If you want to see more pictures of him, go take a peek!