This Saturday saw Bella start her Junior Associates programme with the Royal Ballet(every Saturday.) With only eight locations around the country, we are lucky that one of them is at Dartington Hall, 45 minutes away. With only two places available and only two years of ballet training she has done amazingly well, and we are very proud.
Lucky to be located in this beautiful part of the country. This Sunday after a family swim, we went in land. Just a half an hour drive, and we are in the spectacular Dartmoor National Park. It covers 954 square kilometres of land, has amazing walks, the River Dart, picutresque villages and some lovely pubs. Our first stop was Widdicombe a village famous for (Widdecombe Fair) and it's beautiful Devon ice creams topped with clotted cream.
We found this lovely little pub The Ruglestone Inn hidden away in Widdecombe....well it can't be that hidden as it was absolutely heaving inside, there was "no room at the inn" for food so it was drinks only, but we'll definitely be back for Sunday Lunch
The pub also had an array of animals wandering about including this family of ducks, some chickens, goats and a pub cat.
On the way back to the village Mabel was complaining of rubbing wellies, luckily Harry was on hand for a shoulder carry as I had trouble enough getting myself up there after my earlier ice cream
I'm not a religious person, but I do like to visit this ancient church when we're in Widdecombe, partly because its so old (dating back to the fourteenth century and also because of it's serenity.
and then home, after the cows of course!
This weeks new dresses are made from this pop art style fabric ZAP - KAPOW available on the website.