Family Life Monday Happy List

Summer Holidays edit {Week 305}

on the beach at Teignmouth

I love to start the week by writing the Monday Happy List. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures. It’s a post I love to write. We love the Summer holidays and we were so lucky to get away to Devon for a holiday by the sea last week.

Summer Holidays edit {Week 305}

We stayed in a pretty AirBnB in Cockwood, Devon, the same place we stayed in during the February half term. We all love being by the sea and spent plenty of time playing on the beach in Dawlish and Teignmouth. We even watched the dolphins swimming off Dawlish one evening which was amazing. As it’s somewhere we visit quite often we were able to visit all our favourite places and relax.

It’s always fun to explore somewhere new and we went to Lydford Gorge to meet up with some friends. Owned by the National Trust, it is the deepest gorge in the South West and has a spectacular 30m waterfall. It was a bit of a trek on a very hot and sticky day but the views were worth it. The puppy loved walking in the cool water and we all enjoyed a drink in a local pub to cool off after our walk.

exploring Lydford Gorge

It’s the time of year for sunflowers and we were excited to re-visit Darts Farm just outside Exeter to visit their sunflower patch. It was another hot and sticky day (this was definitely the theme last week) but the children loved cutting their own sunflowers and we managed to get them all the way back to London in one piece!

picking sunflowers at Darts Farm

As much as we love being away, we also love coming home and sleeping in our own beds. Although I took some sewing projects with me I didn’t actually pick any of them up. So I was happy to come home and have a bit more time for my hobbies. A few weeks ago I got a kit to make resin flowers and finally got to try them. I’ve never worked with resin before but the flowers turned out really well.


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    August 17, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    It must have been great visiting the sunflower patch. I think mine would love that. I’m the same, I do miss my bed when I go away.

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    Liam | Whatthedadsaid
    August 18, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Its nice that you were able to have a holiday etc, sounds lovely, we haven’t been on one yet after a plans were scuppered, but hopefully we will be able to soon, great post.

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    August 18, 2020 at 11:05 am

    It sounds like you are having a great summer holiday. We have never been to a sunflower patch before, need to find one near our house.

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    Samantha Donnelly
    August 18, 2020 at 11:58 am

    It sounds like you are having a lovely summer holiday I love airbnb for when we are away, I have never heard of a sunflower patch before will have to see if there are any near us

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    Melanie williams
    August 18, 2020 at 11:59 am

    This is our kind of holidays, we love the outdoors too and the sunflower field I bet was amazing. that bridge also looks pretty cool too x

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    Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    August 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    It sure looked like a fun holiday for you. I love visiting places with waterfalls. They are just so mesmerizing to look at. Oh, and the sunflower patch would be so nice once all the flowers are in full bloom.

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    August 18, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Oh this looks like a great week! I really do love sunflowers, there is just something about them they make me feel happy just looking at them

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    August 19, 2020 at 7:02 am

    Looks like you all have had a fantastic summer holiday by the beach and visiting a sunflower patch as well. How wonderful that you would get it all back in one piece to London

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    Kristina Maggiora
    August 19, 2020 at 9:37 am

    awww this is so cute, would love to visit a sunflower patch before summer is over!

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    August 20, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Looks like you are having a lovely summer and had a lovely holiday. We’ve just got back from the beach.

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    Jess Howliston
    August 20, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    It sounds like a fab time and yay for getting the sunflowers back in one piece! We love Dawlish and very jealous you got to see dolphins I bet that was amazing! Your right though, it always feels so good to get back into your own bed lol!

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    August 25, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Thanks you I’m going to look at that air b n b as been looking to book a U.K. break!

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