Devon

Celebrating Apples at The Apple Festival

The Apple Festival at Killerton National Park

It seems that National Apple Day is “a thing”, and that an Apple Festival is a place to be to celebrate.

The Killerton Apple Festival is on the surface, an almost bizarre event that on the surface seems to be all about apples. Picking Apples, juicing apples, toffee apples, apple juice, cider… you get the picture… But once you start having a nose around you also find… Story telling around a fire… Insect hotel building… Face painting… Making apple people…Live music… Archery… Axe throwing… Chain saw carving… and apple runs.

Basically, if you’re not sure if you want to go. Go. Its a lovely family trip out, with a great laid back feel around the place, and apple juice.

Here’s a sample of what we saw there…

Quick cheeky plug for my instagram stories of the day…

Oh. And the juice you get is amazing…

See the Killerton website for more information about it all.

Exploring Killerton in Devon

National Trust is great.

National Trust on your door step is even better.

The problem with having a massive National Trust property on your doorstep (in our case Killerton), is that it gets easy enough to keep going to the same old places.

Here’s a few pictures of what happens when you keep going in a different direction a bit longer then normal.

We keep meaning to check out a “den building” area at the top of the forest at some point, but I think we’ll leave the bike at home that time!

On a different note. This time of year, is a really good time to get the geocache near the motorway bridge!

Exploring The Exeter Christmas Lights

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.

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Going to Parke in Devon #MySundayPhoto

Parke-Devon

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.

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Sunset Over Exeter #MySundayPhoto

One of the handy parenting things about Exeter, is how useful a nice flat path along a river is when you’re trying to teach a small one to ride a bike. Obviously because its flat…

You also get the occasional encouraging “good luck” from cyclists going past.

Then there is also the above backdrop to all of this

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Looking On. #MySundayPhoto

I’ve spent a little bit of time going over old photos this week, and came across this. I find everytime I come across it, I catch myself wondering about that person on the beach below.

And if they’re ok.

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