Beautiful colours around here at the moment. After some strong winds the ground has a multi-coloured carpet, just stunning.
A lovely stay for a few days, good food and made very welcome. Thank you Carole & David.
Lovely stay. Home from home. Thank you x
Happy Halloween from Sandays!
It’s a busy week around here, still half term for many people. Cold frosty mornings and sunny days so far.
More Halloween happenings than you could shake a broomstick at throughout the Teignbridge area and beyond. Have fun!
Sometimes the unplanned half term events are the best of all: there is a new little family of 4 cygnets on the brook in Dawlish. Very little and fluffy as I passed by today and being harassed by other swans. Fingers crossed for them and the adults, our black swans are such a lovely sight, we do enjoy seeing them.
The wonderful South Devon Railway is offering half price tickets for all this weekend: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.
Big free car park at Buckfastleigh, ride the steam train to Totnes and back.
The same car park serves the Buckfast Butterfly & Otter Sanctury if there is time to spare (separate entrance charges apply).
We visited Hannahs at Seale Hayne today; always one of our favourite places. The Gallery is currently home to 2 exhibitions: Devon Remembers and Healing of the Mind.
Devon Remembers is a tribute to those lost from the South West during WW1, an astonishing carpet of over 33,000 hand made poppies, each one being a person lost.
Healing of the Mind is about lives being saved and transformed in an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the opening of the Seale-Hayne Military hospital and the remarkable, and often controversial work of Arthur Hurst. More than 300 soldiers were treated at Seale-Hayne with the most remarkable results. The accounts of some of these cases are very moving.
Would recommend at trip to Hannahs to catch these exhibitions and check out their website for other interesting stuff.
This most iconic of locomotives is scheduled to be coming through Devon on 4th (Taunton to Plymouth), 6th (Plymouth to Penzance) and 8th (Plymouth to Exeter) October. Ask at the local stations for details/timings.
A chance drink at the Pavillions bar in Teignmouth last weekend provided a front row seat for a Starling spectacular as the sun went down! Gradually the roof tops and wires around were filling up with starlings that would suddenly take off and fill the sky and then settle back again. As the sky turned pink the chattering and activity increased until, as if having received a signal, they all disappeared under the pier. It really was a wonderful thing to witness.
Superb place to stay with excellent hospitality. Certainly a place to be revisited.
Carole, Sandays: absolutely spot on. Very clean & tidy and attentive. Will come again.
Your B&B was the best I have stayed in, and I’d like to thank you for making me so welcome.