Hello honeys, I am currently writing this in Brixham, looking out to the harbour and it is beautiful. If you have been keeping up to date with my Instagram stories then you will know that I have spent the past week in Devon with my dad and grandparents and we have had the busiest week exploring and thank heavens the weather has treated us well. Follow me around’s are one of my favourites to read and I always love documenting my holidays so I hope you all enjoy!
Our first day was definitely one to remember because it started off with a long car journey and ended with me drunk and being sick. If you read last weeks post then you may remember the story of me and my dad going to the pub and getting ridiculously drunk. To celebrate our first day on holiday we done a little pub crawl and ended up in a tiny pub that had live music and it was such a fun night of singing Oasis and Robbie Williams as loud as we could and drinking too many pints, which ended up in me being extremely drunk and ill haha! The hangover was definitely worth it.
After 3 very strong coffees to try and cure my hangover, we ventured out into town and explored the beautiful surroundings. Brixham has such a friendly and positive atmosphere and has a real community feel to it. There are so many little pubs, quirky shops and a tonne of fish and chip shops! We stayed in a little cottage that is only a five-minute walk from the town and our bedroom views look out onto the harbour, not to mention the stunning view from our garden. It is the perfect reading spot!
This was our main day of exploring and was the longest day! Our day started at 10:30am and we went on a little boat journey to Dartmouth, which is potentially my favourite town we visited, I think I liked it even more than Brixham?! It is a much bigger town and has a nice mix of independent and chain restaurants and has lots to offer. Then we went on a freaking steam train to Paignton, which was a very brief visit as it was getting late and then we headed off home on a bus back to Brixham!
Day Four is by far my favourite day of the week and it was spent in a gorgeous village called Cockington – please tell me you laughed at that name too and I’m not the only immature one. It took us about 5 hours to explore the whole village and it’s full of countryside walks, rose gardens, craft shops and tea rooms. It was the prettiest place ever and so instagrammable!
So we all know I bloody love a zoo and I have blogged about Bristol Zoo before and when my dad surprised us with Paignton Zoo tickets I was so excited. Paignton Zoo is one of the biggest I have been to with over 2,500 animals across 80 acres of land, it was incredible. One thing I love about this zoo is how much free reign the animals have, we had a quick ice cream stop and we had a peacock come and greet us haha.
It’s impossible to go to Devon without exploring Torquay and it didn’t disappoint! It is such a beautiful seaside town but also has so many shops and bars, I can imagine it being so much fun on a night out. I did all of my shopping in Torquay because as amazing as Brixham is, the shops only sold the typical fridge magnets, rock, fudge and friendship bracelets.
If you read my Alton Towers post and even my Greece post, you will know that there’s a running joke that I am always ill when I am on holiday and surprise surprise, I was ill in Brixham. My last day on holiday was spent in bed as I had the worst migraine ever and this is a bit TMI but I think it was period related, the past two months when it has been my time of the month I have been so sick with awful migraines so I think a doctors appointment is needed!
I just want to say a little thanks to all the love you showed me on last weeks post and welcomed Harry to this little corner of the internet. You guys have supported me so much and I consider you all my friends, so thank you. I love each and every one of you so much.
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