Today we vacated our lovely apartment in Torquay, above...............took the long road trip back to Heathrow Airport in drizzly rain, and after fish 'n chips in a cozy pub with a refreshing walk in cool night air, are now settling in for the night at the hotel before flying home to North Carolina tomorrow.
In the space of ten quick days we enjoyed many beautiful home cooked meals with family and friends.........
.......plenty of pub meals.......above the Start Bay Inn
The Linny Inn, in the tiny village of Coffinswell, circa 1368.
At the Babbacombe Inn overlooking Tor Bay, a memorable Christmas dinner with seven members of my English family. My Christmas 'turkey' was actually baked Brill, a lovely local fish, stuffed with lobster as I don't eat any meat or poultry.
....and the most moist and scrumptious traditional
Christmas pudding topped with Devon clotted cream.
No need to tell you that sensible, lo-cal eating was
forgotten on this trip!
Above, the garden below the apartment where we stayed.
Yes, coming home for the holidays brought many warm welcomes from lovely people.......the weather was really quite awful most of the time, however we were prepared and just accepted being damp and windblown.............enjoying each and every special moment.
Morning views across Tor Bay from the apartment.
All will be missed, and come tomorrow when I touch down
on US soil again, all will be a beautiful memory of
another visit home of which I'm very grateful.