We decided to take an impromptu road trip yesterday and found ourselves in Dartmouth in the county of Devon, about a 3 ½ hour drive from Cyril’s (Jon’s Dads) house. After exploring Dartmouth village on foot we popped into a couple of quaint little pubs for a pint or two, my favourite was the Cherub Inn. We stayed overnight at the Dartmouth Hotel and this morning made a point of trying the county’s world famous ‘Devonshire Tea’. The scones were amazing. Slightly crispy on the outside, and light and soft on the inside. Served as per the Devon tradition with clotted cream and strawberry jam. We had the pleasure of enjoying our Devonshire Tea while visiting the old home of murder mystery writer Agatha Christie.
This afternoon we’re driving on to the picturesque seaside town of Port Issac in North Cornwall. The British television comedy drama ‘Doc Martin’ (starring Martin Clunes) is filmed there and is a favourite show of ours so we are really looking forward to exploring the village.
Arrived at Heathrow safe and sound early yesterday to a chilly 9 degrees, rain and a runny nose that I picked up from the aeroplane. Jon’s dad and sister met us at the airport and drove us back to the family home (pictured) in country Hampshire which is where we will be based for the next 7 days. In the evening we enjoyed the first of many pub meals at The Sun Inn.
Hola mis amigos!
Today is my last day at work prior to departing on a 6-month adventure which will start in the UK through to France and then down to southern Spain. Yesterday afternoon my work colleagues threw me a fiesta style party to send me on my way. The the preparation and effort the crew put into this was amazing.
Muchos gracias mis queridos amigos x