Monday, 29 July 2013

Dorset and Devon Delights.......

Well, as far as family holidays go, this one ticked all the boxes!!!
We had the beaches, scenery, fantastic accommodation.....and wonderful sunny weather! Brilliant!
I fell in love with the quaint little towns and villages. The houses made of stone, their gardens packed with flowers....nowhere ever seemed too crowded, too busy....just the way we like it!
Lyme Regis is just the most perfect little seaside town.
I got caught up in the detail of the house and buildings, so much to take in, so much individuality.....the windows, doors, mouldings, (think my family got fed up of me say "Ooooh look at that!")
I loved, loved, loved the colours too.....
Rows of beach huts, not as elaborate as the ones in Suffolk and Norfolk, but so colourful!
Oh and the boats, bobbing along by the waters edge.....I love boats!
We drove all along the Dorset and Devon coast, visiting little coastal towns, stopping off here and there, no plans, just doing as we pleased. Lots of lovely shops, more of that next time....and little purchases too, of course!!!
The picture above are of Hive Beach which was just stunning! Great cafe too!
Lots of wildlife, from the fantastic flowers to beautiful butterflies....we fed the birds each morning and watched an array of little beauty's, too quick for me and my camera, but the squirrel obliged! We also had rabbits, deer and a pheasant called Bart visit us each day!
The coastline is just amazing...we searched for fossils....founds a couple of tiny ones too but no whole skeleton this time!
These were the views from our holiday home...we looked out onto the most magnificent valley, the bottom right was taken at 5am, watching the sunrise whilst everyone slept, hooking away was amazing!
Talking of hooking away....I've brought a little vintage basket (or two, well actually three but who's counting!) to store my ever growing yarn collection! I hooked away, on the beach, in the car (not easy, especially around corners!) and looking out to my wonderful view!
Well My Lovelies, that's all for now, I'm afraid this wasn't planned as I hoped, not really my thing, and I know there will be loads I've missed out! I will do another post.....on shopping, lovely little shops, National Trust, and meeting special people!
We are off to Wales tomorrow so I will be quiet once again, if you are new here, Welcome....I hope you are enjoying your visits!
Thanks all who are popping over to Instagram to say hi, I won't be able to post any pictures whilst we are away as there will be no Internet! (I can't post from my phone)
Oh and I'm sorry my posts look a bit squashed, Blogsy seems to be squashing everything up and I'm not sure why!
Bye for now!
Ada Bea......still on Holiday High! :) xxx
 
Four have a fab holiday in Delightful Dorset and Devon!

 

52 comments:

  1. Looks like you had the most wonderful time!
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  2. OhhHh! Looks like a perfect vacation spot! I love all the pops of color!

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  3. Oh how very perfect Ada, such a well deserved holiday in the most picture perfect place, gosh i love that rugged coastline, oh and your crochet is coming on an absolute treat! Happy Wales days, we fly on Wednesday, can't wait xxx Penny

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    1. Bet you're very excited Penny! The coastline is magnificent! :) x

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  4. Looks like the most wonderful colourful restful break a girl could possibly have. That squirrel is so cute too and love seeing that pile of crochet building up and a pile of vintage baskets, yippee, you lucky girl! mel x

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  5. Looks absolutely brilliant, glad you had such a wonderful family holiday :) xx

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  6. How lovely....it is a most perfect town...and some very perfectly lovely people live there as you know!!!
    bestest
    Daisy xx

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  7. charming post. I specially liked thebeach huts.

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  8. Such gorgeous photos. Love your wildlife montage and also the first pic of the town bedecked in bunting. Glad you had a lovely time.

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    1. The town is Lyme Regis, great place if you haven't been, I looked like some mad woman stalking the butterflies! :) x

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  9. My heart is doing flips. Reminds me of our Summer hols in the UK. Thank you for sharing xo

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  10. Looks like the perfect holiday to me! You can't beat this country when the weather's so brilliant.Love all your photos too.

    Bellaboo X

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  11. Hi Ada
    Thank you so much sharing these wunderful photos with us.
    I wish you another amazing time.
    Moni xx

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  12. Ada Bea I knew you would just love it... Isn't it the most fabby place on earth? I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and the sun shone. Off to read the next post ~ Sarah x

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  13. Looks like a fab holiday - love that part of the country - Lyme Regis is gorgeous :)

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  14. beautiful pics Ada!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  15. Oh Ada it looks and sounds fabulous - so colourful and happy - am so glad you had a lovely break. Enjoy Wales!

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  16. looking lovely! Where are the red rock stacks? Ellie x

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    1. Between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton, think maybe Ladram Bay...it was at a holiday home park but can't remember the parks name! Lovely little cove and you could walk all the way along the cliff edge :) x

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  17. Those were wonderful pictures we were busy identifying the locations. I'm glad it was such a hit with all the family and the weather was good. Part of the coast this way was covered in mist most of last week. The views from your holiday home were spectatula, I hope you have fun in Wales too.
    Sarah x

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    1. Yes there was some very dramatic sea mist on Tuesday it was amazing watching it roll in from the sea! Very spooky! :) x

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  18. What fantastic photos of your trip, thank you, I love the first one best of all as it seems to sum up the English seaside for me, that first glimpse of the sea... x

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  19. So glad you are having a wonderful time, one of my faves Lyme Regis..you have some beautiful picture's and I am sure memories
    Thea xx

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  20. That first photo just captures my imagination. I could look at it all day! All your photos are lovely and I can see that you had a wonderful time. :)

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  21. I love Lyme Regis and that first picture is brilliant - utterly gorgeous...all of it!

    Happy holidays,

    Nina x

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  22. Wow, great pics! I am proud to be a Dorset girl born and bred, but I don't often take pictures when I am there, thanks for sharing my corner of the world!

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  23. some lovely photos you have shared with us and they will bring back wonderful memories when you look at them in future.

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  24. .....oh the pics are wonderful ...... So glad you all fell in love with Dorset....and Lyme of course.....it was amazing to meet you..... do come back again soon....keep holidaying and I'm looking forward to next instalment x

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    1. It was great to meet you too, I'm sure we will be back! :) xxx

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  25. ~ I always say Old Blighty has the lot, most especially when we get the weather#!! LOVELY pictures Ada...~ You deserve it too! Hugs Maria x

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  26. Ahhh I only live 30mins away from lyme regis I am always popping down there, wish I had known I would have come to say hello to. Your photos show it off so beautifully. Enjoy the rest of your break, dee xx

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  27. Lyme is stunning isn't it. I grew up just a day trip away so I know it well. Summer Sundays were often all about choosing between Lyme, Beer, Kilve or the Quantock hills. I do miss Somerset, Devon and Dorset, now I come to think of it, even though I moved away from the area to go to uni at 18.

    Have fun in Wales ... I wonder how close to me you'll be ;)

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  28. Love all the colors and motives. Inspiering. Really! And somsummer! Love the doors and flags. Great shots! Have a lovely summer!

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  29. Sounds & looks wonderful; I love a good beach cafe too! I hope the sunny weather soon comes back!

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  30. It looks like such a wonderful holiday and I absolutely love the look of Lyme. My only experience of Dorset was breaking my ankle sea cliff climbing in Pool and although it was a great climbing trip to start with the rest was pretty blurred. Maybe it is time to go back and take the kids. Can't wait what you splurged on whilst being down there. Enjoy Wales, hope the holiday high continues for many more days xoxo

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  31. Ah yes it is a most lovely part of the world and you had the best of the weather too - perfecto! Glad that you having a lovely time - can I also say that I am envious of such perfect feet!
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  32. So beautiful!! Glad you had such a fabulous time!! Enjoy your summer days!! xo Heather

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  33. What a beautiful holiday......Heidi

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  34. Gorgeous shots. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! :)

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  35. Such lovely photos! Full of the beach and summer and happy times. It's such a beautiful coastline, isn't it? I'm so glad you had a good break. Enjoy your visit to Wales. xx

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  36. Oh it all looks so gorgeous! You lucky duck! Enjoy Wales xxxxx

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  37. Such wonderful photos - I love the beach huts x

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  38. Deep deep sigh. How wonderful.

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  39. You are so so blessed to have had this holiday, what a gorgeous blessing!
    I don't know why, but you're not on my feed for blogs any more, I don't know what happened and now I've seen how much I've missed I'm not happy about it!
    This happened to me with the Cranberry Morning blog as well (I may just have to throw myself on the floor and cry... I don't like missing out on blogging!!)
    I hope you have kept well,
    Have a great week,
    Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy, maybe it fell off when google reader stopped! Anyway welcome back! :) x

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  40. what!!! no sausages floating in potties full of wee!!! don't think I can hold with that! it kinda looks like heaven, sublimely beautiful and all that! mmmmmm may have to visit! x

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