Friday, 22 November 2013

Celebrate the small things


Not a terribly productive time for writing this week but it has been a success in other ways. Last weekend hubby and I took off for a couple of days on our own. We needed some time away from work and phones and general stress so we headed for a cottage on the edge of Dartmoor for 2 nights. It was lovely, time to walk and relax. Even managed to do a little Christmas shopping.

View from the cottage towards church

View from the church looking back at cottage

Waterfall at Lydford Gorge

Sunset looking out towards the moor


Happy weekend







34 comments:

  1. Some awesome scenery! Glad you got away for the weekend.

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  2. Beautiful! Looks like a wonderful place for a get away.

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  3. Love those pictures. That waterfall looks like it holds magically spirits. Congrats on the Christmas shopping!

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  4. Donna - It was!

    Alex - It was much needed.

    Rhonda - So peaceful.

    Dani - I love waterfalls. Christmas is sneaking up so fast!

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  5. So lovely! What a wonderful getaway. And sounds like a perfect time.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! I bet you had a lovely time :)

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  7. The pics are stunning! Sometimes it's SO important to get away and relax, remember we're humans and not machines. I'm so glad you and your hubby had a well-deserved break. :-)

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    1. Cathrina - It was lovely.

      Laura - Thank you.

      Lexa - Exactly right!

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  8. The view from the church is gorgeous. What an absolutely lovely weekend.

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  9. Looks positively beautiful! Glad you had a good time :)

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  10. Great shots, waterfall one I like the best

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    1. Libby - It's always good to get out in the fresh air!

      M.J. Thank you :)

      Pat - I love waterfalls :)

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  11. I haven't been to Dartmoor for years. Now I want to: that is, to say, I want to go NOW. Have a great weekend.

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    1. It's not really an area I had explored before but it is gorgeous. Planning a revisit next year!

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  12. Gorgeous. I totally need to get out there and enjoy the scene for myself.

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    1. Aww wish you could see it for real, it's so beautiful. Rugged and unkempt and full of hidden places. I want to go write there!

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  13. Hi Suzanne .. sounds like you had a good time - lovely and peaceful ... just what's needed pre Christmas .. the thought of Devon and particularly Cornwall always call me!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I know a piece of your heart is in the West Country, Hilary. I hadn't really been to Dartmoor area before but will definitely return.

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  14. Lovely photographs and a brilliant idea to get away, and as Hilary says, an excellent idea before Christmas.

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    1. A change of scene, even for just a short while, recharges the batteries!

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  15. Wow, does that look like paradise or what?!? Thanks for sharing these goregeous photos!

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  16. Dartmoor is one of my favourite places. Thanks for putting up the photos!

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  17. Trying not to be too jealous...
    .......but failing...xxx

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  18. Really happy that you had some time to yourselves. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures with us.
    Happy weekend.

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  19. Gorgeous pics! And you're doing better than I am w/the Christmas shopping. =/

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  20. Bev - It is beautiful :)

    Annalisa - I've never really visited before, only driven through, so it was lovely to spend a little time there. Will definitely return.

    Helen - Expect the Christmas excitement is building in your house with two young boys. Hope you get a little peace and quiet for you too x

    Deanie - Happy weekend to you too, glad you liked the pics :)

    Leandra - It's good to get some done, although not going to mad with it this year :)

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  21. Looks beautiful! Good idea to take a pre Christmas break!

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  22. Looks like you had a beautiful getaway. : )

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  23. Wow, what gorgeous pictures. I'm glad you had such a lovely getaway. :)

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  24. Hi Suzanne,

    Those tranquil photos speak volumes. Some time away and reflection. Your hubby and you will have such magical memories of Dartmoor.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  25. What a lovely place. I'm envious. :)

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  26. Wonderful pictures!
    Glad you got some time away with the hubby ;)

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  27. Beautiful pictures! I would love to go there. :)

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