Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Monday, 1 October 2018


Our break was fantastic, just what we both required, we arrived on Thursday, parked the car and walked for three days. Loads of dramatic coastline, lovely sunrises and sun sets, beautiful sunny days, cooler nights. We decided not to leave the small town, and stroll through the many narrow streets.
Our hotel was small a bit dated, but had wonderful staff and owner, who made our stay comfortable, we ate breakfast and evening meals at the hotel, had a snack out when walking. We had fish and chips, cream tea, fudge, ice cream and brought pasties home for tea last night. Devon is a beautiful county, and it was perfect to go back there.
We loved the rocky coastline and the harbour. We got to know Verity, she was a talking point (more next time).
We did not turn the TV on once, and I read a couple of books.
Home now, with Will for the day, back to normal and both of us are feeling so much better.


  1. Ilfracombe is lovely isn't it (if a bit hilly!). We stayed there a couple of years ago, in an apartment about 200 yards away from Verity - she certainly is a talking point, I was amazed and horrified in equal measure, Damien Hurst is extremely talented and has a very vivid imagination! Glad you're feeling so much better, Marlene. We're off to Devon in a few days, south Devon this time though.

  2. I'm glad you had a good time, it looks like you got some great weather. Damien Hirst certainly does have some weird ideas, doesn't he? I'm not sure Verity met with everyone's approval when she was installed.

  3. No it well, as I we are from North Devon.

  4. We had lots of holidays around the area but everytime we went to Ilfracombe it rained!

  5. We stayed with our touring van right up on the hill. It was very busy as it was mid summer. You have kindled my wish to return and I will put it on next year’s list. Thank you.

  6. Wonderful break, sounds like it managed to recharge you both xx

  7. Love that part of the country. It has a lovely feel about it. I'm pleased it had a healing effect on you.

  8. That sounds like the perfect get-away to me! I loved your pictures. What a charming place to visit!

  9. I'm so pleased to read you had a good time, and I think you were fortunate to get some lovely weather.
    Nice to see all of your photographs here.

    All the best Jan

  10. Sounds just what you both needed, such a beautiful blue sky and good weather for you too.
    Lovely pictures of your autumnal escape away.



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