A Very Devon Thursday

I woke up yesterday morning to absolutely gorgeous blue skies and immediately committed myself to taking a break from uni work / anything stressful. When I received a text 10 minutes later from Mae saying something very similar, I jumped at the chance to take a morning excursion out and we hopped straight in the car to go exploring.

We figured it was best to stay away from poor, storm-ravaged Dawlish, and so headed on through it to Teignmouth, which I have never visited before. It’s full of the kind of great tacky souvenir shops that I adore so obviously that was our first port of call. I’ve never seen flavoured rock before but they had loads of different kinds!

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Next was a brief trip to the seafront, where the sea was looking perfectly calm – for once.

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No, I don’t know what I was doing with my legs in this picture either…

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Unfortunately, those blue skies didn’t last too long and before we knew it it was raining again. With our hearts set on cream tea, we ducked into a nearby restaurant/tea room and opted for some adventurous-sounding teas: blackcurrant, ginseng & vanilla for Mae, and cranberry-elderflower for me. I couldn’t really taste any elderflower but the colour was a gorgeous pink!

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But obviously the main attraction is the scones. Now I am not a cream or butter fan at all so I can’t weigh in on the great cream/jam debate, but these scones were delicious and still warm. They were so good I may have eaten two, and not only that…I may have specially requested my second. What was that I was saying about cutting down on the bad stuff?

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I didn’t take any pictures of the restaurant/cafe/tearoom, but it was hilariously old fashioned and Mae and I felt like we’d travelled back to the 70s. We had to head back pretty much immediately after (and it was raining, again), but we had such a lovely morning playing around in our fave Devon countryside and we have planned many more fun adventures so keep your eyes out!

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