Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The last of the Devon summer

We headed to Devon at the weekend, to enjoy the weekend of sunshine. We stayed in Shaldon, near Teignmouth, with is a pretty, bustling Devon village. Here's what we got up to.

{heading west on Friday evening}

I almost don't want to tell you about my favourite beach, Blackpool Sands, because I want to keep it under wraps. But as it consistently wins awards, it's hardly unheard of. Venus Cafe is situated right on the beach, and is open every day of the year bar Christmas Day. In the summer, it's open in the evening for dinner, and has the most relaxed, picturesque setting.

{at my favourite beach, Blackpool Sands}
{homemade clementine & almond syrup cake
{our camp at the beach}
{eggs benedict at Cafe Ode, Ness Cove}
{breakfast with a view of Teignmouth}

I often say that my favourite food is salt - I'm very fond of the stuff, and so far my blood pressure is tolerating my habit. I discovered this smoked salt from the Cornish Sea Salt company, and a new pot from The Hub, on The Triangle in Teignmouth. The pottery is made by Ron Jackson who lives locally, and digs the clay himself. His pottery stands alongside a card which says: "This ere by a dollop of Devonshire clay shaped by an 83 year old man, who will work as long as e can".

{new salt discovery and new pinch pot}


  1. Blackpool Sands is possibly my most favourite place ever.

  2. ....erm, can I have your life please?!

  3. That top photo is totally beautiful! What a dreamy weekend! x

  4. Louey, we will have to visit Jaypea for a weekend when you're over, and we will explore all of these places together. x