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27 September 2017

Our Week In Brixham | Day 3 & 4

So I've finally gotten around to sharing days 3 & 4 of our trip to Brixham! Long time I know, so if you've forgotten what we did on days 1 & 2 you can recap

Now that I've apologised for my lack of time keeping this month (seriously where are the months going?!) let's get on to day 3.

We woke up early on Monday morning, and headed off to catch the ferry over to Torquay. The weather wasn't great to start with, and our boat ride was a rather chilly one to say the least!

Once we had stepped off the ferry, it decided to chuck it down, well timed as always. So our first stop involved a nice latte huddled inside a warm pub. When we finally plucked up the courage we braved the outside and had a wander around the shops. Torquay is a lot more 'town like' than Brixham, it has your usual high street shops and coffee outlets, but it also has a lovely pier too. We did spend some time mooching around in the shops, and I picked up a copy of the latest Blogosphere magazine to read on the balcony later.

After having our fill of the shops we made our way to the sea front, stopping to admire the gardens and the big wheel that you can see from Brixham.

Stomachs grumbling we stopped for lunch at Pier Point Restaurant, for not only its fabulous food, but also incredible view.

Naturally I opted for pizza, which was delicious!

Once full, we carried on walking along the pier. The weather had perked up a bit, and i'd spotted some cute beach huts in the distance, so that's where we headed.

We stayed here for a while soaking up the warmth of the sun, and admiring the views. But before long it was time for us to head back over to Brixham on the ferry.

We'd planned a nice night in the apartment, after all that walking our legs were feeling a bit weary!

We stopped at a newly opened cocktail bar, Coco's Cocktails, on the way back, which did a delicious array of drinks, and had a copper bar! What more could a girl ask for! Then we grabbed ourselves some fish and chips to take back to the apartment.

I will never tire of that view, the pastel houses on the horizon, and of course this dinner! So day 3 drew to an end in the best way, and I headed to bed for an early night ready for day 4.

Day 4 started quite slowly, with a relaxed morning stroll around the shops, and then stopping at Curious Kitchen for one of these mega Freak Shakes. Their breakfasts looked amazing too so i'd definitely recommend a visit if you're in the area. My freak shake was a caramel, peanut, cookie filled delight.

Fish and chips, followed by freakshakes you shout?! yes, my excuse is I was fuelling myself up for our walk up to Berry Head! Which is what we did next.

The walk wasn't too difficult, but it was up hill! The views are definitely worth it though, as are all of the gorgeous plants along the way.

I loved looking at the little caves along the rocks, and just taking in the gorgeous fresh air.

There is a lovely café at the top of Berry Head, The Guardhouse, which is ideal after all that walking. No trip to Devon would be complete without a cream tea, so that's exactly what we had. It was delicious.

We finished up our break, and made our way back down, not before taking in one last look at the view though.

That night we had a light lunch at the apartment before heading into Brixham for a couple of drinks. I only took one photo! I think its because I had discovered the world of Instagram stories and boomerangs, or at least that's the excuse i'm going for!

I hope you enjoyed reading the second instalment of our Brixham trip, I hope not to leave too long between this one and the last instalment, I promise!

Read Days 1 & 2 

18 July 2017

Our week in Brixham | Day 1 & 2

Our First Day in Brixham was spent relaxing after a long 4.5 hour drive. We finally found our gorgeous apartment, The Sundeck, then popped to the shop to grab some lunch before fully relaxing.

We were really impressed with the apartment, with my favourite part of it being the quaint balcony with mint green chairs and potted plants. The view is also amazing with all the little pastel houses peeking through.

The apartment itself is beautifully decorated with a classic nod to the coast, lots of cream and blue tones and a stunning driftwood coffee table!

After a few hours rest taking in the views, and sounds of the coast (seagulls i'm looking at you!) we mustered ourselves and got ready to have a pottle down to the harbour, for a few cheeky glasses of gin.

We stopped at the Old Market House for a drink, which is right on the harbour front. We picked an outdoor seat so we could make the most of the last bit of day light, and watched people go about their evening.  I chose an Elderflower and Pink Grapefruit gin, which was delicious.

We sat for a while before making our way back up to our apartment, stopping for one last drink at The Maritime Inn, which is a little pub full of trinkets, from pots on the ceilings and pictures on the walls, there was even a parrot! I would definitely recommend paying a visit.

Day Two soon rolled round, and it was set to be another glorious day of sunshine. We woke quite early and treated ourselves to a scrumptious breakfast of fruit and pastries, it was Sunday after all!

We decided to spend the day exploring the pretty independent shops in Brixham and hunt down a Carvery for lunch. Some of my favourite shops that we came across were Twit Twoo and Inspirations. There were lots of cute shops selling homeware and dainty jewellery.

All that shopping makes for tiring work, and I had spotted the I.Scream parlour on our way to get our morning coffee so we made our way there for a nice cold treat. After much deliberation my husband went for their Smurf ice cream, which I have to say did look incredible, however, I had my eyes on the Jaffa Cake ice cream, which was so good! There was so much choice, from sweet eton mess to chocolatey malteaser, they all looked yummy.

We were fuelled up ready for a bit more exploring before we decided it was time to find ourselves a carvery. We came across the Prince William, which is right on the harbour. We contemplated sitting outside but saw a naughty seagull pinch a roast potato and soon changed our minds!


The food was wholesome and comforting, and after eating all that deliciousness we needed a good walk! The Prince William is right near to the lighthouse, so we decided to stroll down to the end of the breakwater.

We made our way back to the apartment for a few hours, before getting ready for another night in the harbour. I'd spied a cocktail bar called Liberty's that I was itching to go to, so that was the plan for the evening.

We sat outside Liberty's on the cutest tea cup stools, and sipped our drinks in the evening warmth. I chose a Raspberry Daiquiri, followed by an Elderflower one, both of which were scrumptious. The music was good too with plenty of 80's music being played!

Then we headed back to the apartment for a good night's sleep, before another busy day exploring!

I hope you've enjoyed part 1 of my Brixham travel diary,
 part two will be up soon!

10 July 2017

What's in my Travel Beauty Bag

I love taking trips, and I find them the perfect excuse to try out new beauty products. I love a good pamper night, and after busy days exploring a new place, there is nothing better than settling down for the night and giving yourself a nice re-fresh.

I thought that with my trip to Devon, I would share with you all what I have packed in the beauty department.

The best way to try out new beauty products whilst travelling is through samples or travel mini's. Not only are they space saving, but they are a good way to save money when trying out something new.

I decided to browse Boots and see what mini's caught my eye.

First I spotted this Moisture Burst Facial Wash by Sanctuary Spa. I'm always open to trying new skin care and was enticed to try this due to the fact that sea air can be quite drying. Therefore I'm hoping the moisturising properties in this will help to keep my skin nice and soft.

Along the same lines of wanting to add moisture to my skin, I picked up this Hydrating Day Cream by Botanics. It has SPF 15 in it which is really handy for those sunny summer days as well as being hydrating. I also liked the fact it has a brightening for those days that I want to wear less foundation.

I got these two Clarin's samples in a goody bag from a recent blogger event and have been saving them for a special occasion, thus they have made it into my travel bag! One is a Antioxidant day cream that targets fine lines, and the other an eye gel that counteracts dark circles and puffiness. Even after a good nights sleep I still have bags under my eyes! So I'm excited to see if this will help to reduce these.

As an avid lover of winged liner and lashings of mascara I'm always on the hunt for a good eye make-up remover. Panda eyes? No thanks! I'm excited to try this Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover by Clarins, especially as it is for sensitive eyes. It's such a cute dinky bottle that fits easily into my wash bag.

This Bobbi Brown Illuminating Moisture Balm sounds like the perfect night out cream to pop on under your foundation, and give your skin that summer glow. I'm very excited to use this, as during our holidays we tend to pack in as much as we can, so by night I'm feeling a little exhausted!

Another Illuminating cream.... can you tell that I love these yet? It probably seems a tad excessive but I just couldn't decide which to take along so thought, seeing as it's a staycation and there's no luggage restriction, I may as well take all the ones I want to! Again it has SPF 15 in, which again, is perfect for summer.

 I've also packed two sheet masks, that I'm not sure if I will get time to use but thought it would be a nice way to relax if I do!

What are your favourite travel products?