Things are pretty busy around here as we prepare for my eldest to venture off to university towards the end of the month. As a result sewing and more importantly sewing pictures aren't really happening around here. So bare with me and in the meantime I hope you'll enjoy these pictures taken while we were on holiday in Devon in July.
Clovelly is described by Wikipedia as a major tourist attraction famous for its history and its extremely steep car-free cobbled main street. "Extremely Steep" doesn't even begin to do it justice, but perhaps the website does when it warns to wear stout foot wear! We came prepared, but I was amazed at how many people attempted the descent in nothing more than flip-flops...though interestingly enough we didn't see many making the return trip up in flip-flops as I think most opted to pay the £2.50 for the shuttle bus back up to the top.
Our day out to Clovelly was one of the highlights of our holiday. We had bright blue skies with perfect weather. Half way down we stopped at the local tea room and enjoyed a Devonshire cream tea while looking out to sea. Honestly you could have been somewhere much more exotic and not known the difference.
One of the houses was open to the public to view how the average fisherman would have lived back in the 1930’s. Wouldn't you know that the first thing I spied was a quilted cushion with some hand quilting. It looked very inviting.
After a harrowing trip down to the harbour we rewarded ourselves with a pint of local cider and sat on the harbour wall to watch the boats come in. It was incredibly relaxing and almost the calm before the “storm” before our challenging walk back up to the top. About 3/4 of the way up I wished I hadn't been so stubborn and had paid the money for the easy way out, though I did make it and I know my Scottish ancestors would be proud of my thriftiness :o)
Until next time...♥