Oh my goodness, proper cornish/devonian today!!
Breakfast was the banana bread I made last night along with a very berry smoothie – 2 freshly juiced apples, handful of blackberries, 4 strawberries, a banana and 2 tbsp of plain yoghurt. Lovely!
This morning we headed out to a place called Pixie Land which is a glorified rest home for a thousand garden gnomes. It’s nestled in the most beautiful part of Dartmoor and is basically a large garden with a wishing well, 3 bridges and a lot of gnomes. The children love it. A lot. I’m sure this is because of the
shop selling icecream good natured fun… The photos speak for themselves
It’s fine as long as you look at it tongue in cheek! On the way there we met a gaggle of Geese which had escaped from a hotel! The hotel is owned by HRH Prince Charles and does the most amazing cream tea!
On the way home we drove past some swaled moor. Swaling (rhymes with whaling) is an ancient practice of moorland management that involves setting fire to the moor in such a way that the gorse/grass/heather etc all burn back quickly (thus not making the ground itself hot) and is carried out from October through to March. I hadn’t seen much this year – it’s easy to spot because it is so black and usually has a lot of ponies in the middle as they love eating the burnt gorse!!
Lunch was a pasty grabbed on the way back through
Traditional paaties have meat, potato, onion and swede (or turnip if you’re Cornish as they call swede turnip. My husband is Cornish and would say we’re wrong.
I ignore him. No pasty should ever ever have carrots in!
They come in many flavours down here though, today I had a cauliflower cheese one any my husband had a spicy chicken and chorizo one!
Following a fairly quiet afternoon we had spag bol for supper!