Postcard from Devon …

02/09/2013 § 2 Comments

Dear Flora – my darling little puddleduck …

Flora Puddleduck

I’ve brought you back a postcard from Devon where Mother Duck and Daddy Duck went a-jaunting (we were there a week or so ago and I’ve only just had time to sort through the photos).  I heard all about you every day when we were away, with regular messages letting me know that you were being well looked after by your Auntie, who lives down the road.

You’d have been hyper-quack excited to stay at one campsite with us – look at the sign that greeted us as we drove in …

and there was your cousin with all her friends

and there was your cousin with all her friends

I was excited and the collies were sitting up, thinking that we were back home already when they heard all that quacking. Imagine my heart-gulping moment when we turned a well-kept corner and saw this …

Sherpherd's Hut at Harford Farm

Shepherd’s Hut at Harford Farm

with it's own little garden too

with it’s own little garden too and ducks painted on the side

We were staying in our Dolly-van so pitched up for the night and then discovered a treat for the girls …

just on the edge of the campsite, a little river beach

just on the edge of the campsite, a little river beach under Harford Bridge

cool paddling for the girls

cool paddling for the girls

Oh, that was a fun place to stay.  We love to tour around in Dolly, staying at picturesque sites for a night and having picnics out and about during the day as we tootle along to our next destination.

Dartmoor - just up the road from Tavistock

Dartmoor – just up the road from Tavistock

rural landscapes

rural landscapes

and one morning, at Wood Farm, Dorset turned out to be absolutely magical …

Misty Morning

Misty Morning

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the sun just coming up

the sun just coming up

This time of year always reminds me of my journey to school, in Wales.  On the bus, we rattled – reluctantly at the beginning of term – into Llandysul.  From the lofty heights of the bus, we’d be able to see over hedges and across the valleys draped in layers of morning mist.

My Misty Morning blanket was inspired by those soft mornings and we needed Ripple, Carnival and Misty Morning to keep us warm during the chilly Dolly-van nights.  I love chilly nights and weighty, snuggly blankets – bliss.

So, Flora – even though you can’t come with us and are happier tucked up in your warm nest of meadow hay in your little house each night, you can share our trips in photos and know that Mother Duck is secretly ‘wishing you were here’!

Adaliza x

 

 

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