The other day, we finally decided to take the leap.
With National Trust – Killerton just down the road, we figured it was about time.
We finally signed up to National Trust membership, and explored Killerton on Sunday evening .
I had forgotten how beautiful that area is, and its just down the road.
Taken during a blowly wonder along the River Exe in Exeter.
We’ve managed to have a rare event this Christmas, as between the two of us we’ve been able to get a good amount of time off AT THE SAME TIME AS EACH OTHER between Christmas and New Years… Other wise known as Limbo time.
This was taken at the start of a walk along the Canal towards the Double Locks pub here in Exeter.
If you’ve had the last few days off, I hope you’ve had a good and relaxing time. If you’ve been at work, I hope you know you are awesome.
Spent a bit of time today feeding, and being a bit gobsmacked at the amount of Chickens at Greendale Farm.
For the record they were all free range, and they had plenty of space… they just didn’t want to use it…
(Side note, Greendale was also visited by Santa while we were there. The only one that the LO has ever really been happy with!)
Took advantage of some time off this week, to spend some time back at the Exeter Christmas Market.
Adventuring up a viewing tower, I was struck by the sight of the Royal Clarence Hotel (which was destroyed back in October 2016), over looking the food court section of the Exeter Market.
Found near the front of The Exeter Cathedral in Devon, a smaller Lego based cousin can be found.
A team of volunteers are involved in both putting the Lego Cathedral together, and speaking to members of the public about the project. The website nicely sums up the idea behind the project:
The Big LEGO® Build is an exciting project to help members of the project discover and engage with the challenges of maintaining the ‘fabric’ (buildings) at Exeter Cathedral. Thanks to donations from people like you, we have already made progress towards building a 300,000 piece model of the Cathedral from LEGO bricks.
We popped down to have a look while exploring the Exeter Christmas market. While the small one wasn’t keen on adding a brick to the Lego Cathedral herself, as you can see, she was more then up for exploring the Lego Cathedral. (Possibly at risk of appearing as a giant monster compared to the Lego guys.)
More details can be found on the Exeter Cathedral website.
Last Sunday was spent at Prickly Ball Farm, helping to celebrate a friend (and her daughters birthday).
For those who’ve not heard of it, Prickly Ball Farm is found just outside Newton Abbot in Devon, they describe themselves as “the home of hedgehog rescue in the local area”. As well as hedgehog things, play equipment, other animals, and a decent cafe (with gluten free bread rolls) can also be found.
Worth a look.
The Crowds gathering and looking around the Exeter Christmas Market this morning, all in the shadow of the Exeter Cathedral.
By the time lunch time hit, this area was fairly full.
(Note for Exeter Gluten Free People… The Crepe place here does gluten free crepes, which don’t taste like cardboard. Which, in my humble opinion makes this a far better market then last year)
I can’t help but love watching the sun set over the Mid Devon hills.
With the dark nights drawing in, I took the chance the other evening to play with the NightCap app on my phone.
Photo possibly looks better on a smaller screen…
I feel a bit more experimentation is needed.