Sunday, 5 October 2014

Dainty teacups, cocktails and piglets.

This weekend I've been at home with no plans for the first time in quite a while. It's been lovely, I've pottered. Anyone who knows me will know I love to potter. It's included a spot of shopping, blogging, taking the boy for Brunch and generally being at home relaxing. Perfect having been away lots and lots of visitors here in London too, more on that later.

A couple of weekends ago saw me travelling to North Devon. Petrockstowe, in fact. I hadn't heard of it before either, don't worry! It's called 'Off the Beaten Track' and that it certainly was. Hallwood Farm is not to far from Okehampton.  The occasion my lovely friend, Catherine's, Hen Do. There were 10 of us in total, and we had a great weekend.

Think plenty of tea & cake, cocktails in dainty cups and saucers, a 1920's themed dinner and a beautiful countryside walk. We stayed on a beautiful farm which I just had to share with you guys, the cottage was so cute and I loved the fireplace and all the little features that you just don't find in modern London flats!

 
Fresh flowers in the milk jug just made this fireplace for me. Later I found a field of flowers which just made me appreciate them even more.


When you arrive you'll find a little hamper of goodies including lovely apple juice made from the apples grown on the farm. You can buy some lovely little treats, using an 'honesty box' system.


 There were lots of lovely features around the farm. We just wandered around taking it all in. We fed the pigs and then kept finding smaller and smaller piglets, which were just the cutest.

 

 Being on the farm made me realise how much I took growing up in the countryside for granted, okay so I wasn't brought up on a farm, but there's beautiful countryside almost right on my doorstep.

 

After our wanderings around the farm we enjoyed tea & cake, and gossiped before playing lots of games and making our flapper headbands for the evening. 


 The evening saw, cocktails in beautiful teacups and a lovely 1920's style meal. I've been told that in the 20's when alcohol was outlawed (in America) women would actually drink their alcohol from teacups to avoid questions.. Amazing! I think it just looks rather sophisticated and would quite happily drink from a dainty teacup and saucer all day every day. I'd quite happily have a collection like this!


The following morning was Sunday, and we were greeted by the sun. It was such a gorgeous day. We started off with a huge fry up and then went for a lovely long walk.


It really was a perfect weekend, I just wish I'd had a few more days to spend exploring the area, as the village itself is meant to be rather pretty with it's thatched cottages. 
 
Thank you all it was an enjoyable weekend, now I can't wait for the wedding. I hear there's going to be plenty of tea and cake.

Until next time...
 MoreThanJustaCupcakeLover x

Ps. If you fancy a weekend away in this beautiful cottage you can find out more here
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