Monday, 20 December 2010

Something To Look Forward To

Ilfracombe, Devon, 2010

I know that Christmas isn't here yet, but I'm already thinking ahead to taking down the decorations. There's nothing worse than taking down the trimmings after Christmas, everything looking so bare, and having nothing to look forward to. With this in mind we've booked our holiday for summer 2011.
We're a family who have always taken holidays abroad, Mick is a sun worshipper, but for the last two summers we have stayed in England. One reason is that both Daniel and myself hate flying. Another reason is that although I've seen many different countries, there's much of Britain which I have never yet discovered.
Lynton, Devon, 2010

Devon and Cornwall were two places which I was eager to visit. I have heard many people tell the tale of falling in love with the South West and I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about. In 2009 we spent a week in Cornwall followed by a week in Devon and loved it so much that this year we spent another week in Devon followed by a week in Somerset.

Rockpooling, Devon, 2010

We've previously stayed in cottage complexes but next year we're spending a week in Cornwall in a lodge, followed by a week at the same cottage in Devon where we stayed this year as we liked it so much. There's swimming pools and fishing lakes at both destinations, so there's something for everyone.

Fishing in Cornwall, 2009

Another plus for staying in this country is that Archie is coming too. I'm sure he'll love it there as much as we do.


  1. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Devon and Cornwall have been hit by this snow too! Make sure you take plenty of warm clothes. We went to Whitby today - absolutely FREEZING and SO QUIET!

  2. I love the South West. I lived in Taunton in Somerset for a year, I would love to move back down there but there's no jobs down there and it's a far away from my family in Bedfordshire! When we were young we always used to go to Devon/Cornwall for our summer holidays and I used to love it. I hope you have a great holiday, when it finally comes around! Laura xx

  3. I hope you will enjoy the break next summer. I do not like to take the decorations down either, it seems so sad.
    Merry Christmas,

  4. I love holidays in this country - especially in my tent. Cornwall Devon and Norfolk are all very firm favourites. Rock pooling is marvelous. If you stick your feet in the pools, the shrimps eventually come and bibble your feet. When the kids were little, we did the Channel Islands lots too. Jersey and Gurnsey are so beautiful;. Love your photos xxxx

  5. It's a lovely part of the country and I'm sure that Archie will love it! Flighty xx

  6. I'm already thinking about my hols next year too!!!

    Victoria xx

  7. love both places. Britain is a truly beautiful country so a good decision. Happy Christmas Joanna xx

  8. Thanks for your comments. My holidays seem a long way off at the moment but I'm sure they'll come around in no time, the years seem to fly by as I get older.

  9. You're right, there is so much to discover in the UK. I think it's a British holiday for us too this summer.

  10. Scotland is on my places to see list, Linda. Would you believe I've never been?