Christmas time is just around the corner. Sorry to point it out, but Christmas is really very nearly here.
Have you brought Christmas Cards yet? If not, can I suggest* this card featuring Exeter Cathedral in a winter scene?
As well as supporting a local Devon photographer, you’d also be helping to keep Dads Sofa running smoothly! Or at least as smooth as it usually gets.
This card is available from redbubble.com
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Thankfully, the small one still likes seeing Christmas lights. So after school finished on Monday, we almost couldn’t not take her for a nose around town, taking in the early Christmas atmosphere. (Whilst avoiding the late night shopping crowds).
The picture is taken from Princesshay, and its view of Exeter Cathedral.
Well, what else is there to do but watch Doctor Who: The Unearthly Child.
So, I guess this is what my childhood looks like these days…
My childhood sure looks pretty through a 2018 lens.
Inspired by the DevonDaze blog, we decided to explore somewhere a little different today.
Have you ever passed somewhere a million times, and never noticed it was there? Parke is a National Trust property that is found on the road to Hay Tor in Dartmoor. In fact if you’ve ever travelled to Hay Tor from the Exeter direction, the chances are you’ve gone past Parke.
What you’ll find nestled there between Bovey Tracey and Dartmoor is massive estate that will probably take a few visits to explore properly. And if you go, check the cafe, even the Jacket Potatoes were amazing.
Sadly last weekend was taken up with juggling being ill, and working a weekend shift at work. So the weekend wasn’t great…
… but the Friday before gave us a chance to take the small one to see some fireworks. As the display went on she seemed to grow in confidence and wanted to get closer and closer to the display, and even appeared to toy with taking her ear defenders off.
It turned out that having Daddy “help” take them off was enough to convince her to keep them on.
Flip. That almost sounds like a plot to a flippin episode of Bing.
Fancy a bite to eat in Exeter?
Want somewhere new to grab some food?
What about somewhere different around Exeter for a drink?
The Exeter Food and Drink Trail brings together 47 different places in and around Exeter which – from the looks of it – could all worth checking out for inspiration. Check out the video for more information.
Check out the VisitExeter site for more information.
Personally, I’m pondering seeing if I can visit them all in turn… (If only to see if that brownie is Gluten Free)