For Christmas, I decided to surprise my parents with a holiday to Devon, on the south cost of England as part of their gift. My parents have not been away in 10 years, and I knew that this was exactly what they needed. I made them really cute vouchers and loved watching their reactions as they realised what had been planned for them. I’ll be sharing a few highlights with you over the next few weeks, but I thought I would give you a quick update.
We have been to Devon before, about 15 years ago, so I knew roughly how long it would take to get there and that it was a place my parents and I had really enjoyed visiting. It was lovely to see their excitement build as the holiday came closer and closer, and I really loved going shopping with my mum for holiday clothes…everyone needs new clothes for their holidays right?
I had decided to book an apartment so that we had more space and could come and go as we pleased, eating in or out and without needing to think about when a hotel stops serving food…I really like midnight snacks! The apartment was beautiful and it was the perfect place to relax after a long day of sightseeing, and would have been perfect for staying in if the weather had been bad.
The weather was perfect and we were able to spend our week exploring lots of coastal places. My dad and I even went star gazing as there is much less light pollution than in Manchester. The beach was absolutely beautiful and I could have happily stayed there forever. This holiday was so needed, and my batteries are all recharged ready for my next adventure.
Where did you last go on holiday/vacation?
Yes I know that July ended over two weeks ago, but things have been so busy that I have not had a chance to post about how fantastic July was for me. I spent the month enjoying the lovely weather, eating lots of ice cream and with the people that I love the most.
The first big event that I went to in July was the Tatton Park Foodie Festival. I was a very lucky lady and had won two tickets from Jenny over at Mummy Makes Cakes, so I purchased one more and took my parents for a day out. The festival ran for three days, and after looking at the weather forecast for the weekend I decided to go on the Friday. It was certainly the right choice, as the weather was perfect all day long.
There were such a wide variety of stalls, and there were some fantastic foods and drinks to sample. The most unique stall was this lovely bar that has been transformed from a small trailer. It even has a chandelier!
The second event that I went to was the Giant Spectacular in Liverpool. The event was last in Liverpool in 2012, and is the most amazing street theatre I have ever seen. This year’s performance marked the centenary of the beginning of the first world war, and tells a story through a girl, her dog and her grandmother.
Again I took my parents to see this, and it was a fantastic day out. There were so many people, but the atmosphere was so friendly and it was nice to show my parents a city that they had never been to before. The puppets were so impressive, and I am so glad that we went to see them.
We may have also have stopped at the beach for a bit on the way back…