City escapes: Easter in Devon

Easter is all about spending time with friends and family and over indulging in chocolate, especially of that yummy irresistible egg- shaped kind! This year I spent my Easter with my good friend Lucinda and her family, the Simpsons, who live in the picturesque town of Honiton.

 

 

It was three lovely days, relaxing, enjoying the countryside views, some seaside fresh air (thankfully without the downpour we had in Brighton), a cider hunt and some pretty good food. I thought I’d give you a taste of this city escape through the latest Mac/iPad/iPhone app addiction ‘PicFrame’.  As the name suggests it’s a tool that helps put together a collection of images into one neat frame without the need for Adobe photoshop (a purchase I think I need to save up for).

The journey

There were some great views along the way as the sun was shining and the countryside was glistening. We also made a detour to the Mulberry Factory shop, set in an amazing building with some tempting treats inside (unfortunately still a out of my usual budget).

 An afternoon at the seaside – Sidmouth

Due to an early rise, shortly after arriving in Honiton we managed to make an afternoon trip to the seaside town of Sidmouth. You’ll see from the pictures it’s a pretty colourful place and a photographer’s heaven.  We took in some lovely sites and enjoyed a great British tradition – chips by the seaside.

An afternoon at the seaside take two – Lyme Regis

Another day in Devon, another seaside location, this time Lyme Regis.  We enjoyed another lung full of sea air, took in the sea views (noticeably greyer than Sidmouth), peered into the colourful beach huts and houses, and indulged in little cream tea.

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday was all about relaxing in the Simpson’s lovely home in Honiton, eating chocolate, attempting to make a giant cupcake and enjoying a delicious home-cooked roast dinner.  I also found this cute Jack Russell on Instagram, if you’d like to see more check out Ginny’s profile on Instagram- ginny_rt / Ginny and me.

What did you get up to this Easter? Escape the city and visit friends and family? Or checked out some of London’s best bars and have some recommendations for the next bank holiday??

P.S. If you’d like to see more photos of the lovely Sidmouth and Lyme Regis, check out my Flickr albums.