Who Lives Here?

          Who Lives Here Do You Think?

While out and about in Devon with my camera I chanced upon this blue door, set in a pretty wall, and marvelled at its setting very close to the sea. Do you agree with me that it’s rather picturesque?

It would be all too easy to visit Brixham (a characterful town with a bustling harbour and quaint cobbled streets) without ever seeing this little garden and conjecturing on who might open the door, were someone to knock on it. I’d describe it as being hidden in plain sight – right on the quay – and will now let you into a little secret: no-one lives here!

As to the rest of the ‘secret’, I’ll leave you to find out for yourself if ever you’re in Brixham (a town justifiably proud of its ambiance and appeal for visitors). But this next picture might provide a clue for you:

Brixham Devon

                        Man Of The Sea



House in Castle Drogo grounds

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this little house when I chanced upon it recently. Do you agree with me that it’s a house fit for a pixie? If you’re wondering where I was when I chanced on it, the only clue I intend to give is that I was in Devon.

Oh, but that seems a bit mean! So I’ll add that to reach the house (and the rather lovely grounds it was in) I had to pass the pub that’s in the 2nd picture. Still none the wiser?

Well, then, finally I’ll mention that at the time I was visiting a magnificent castle with a history documented in one of my earlier blog posts. Yes, I expect that by now you’ve guessed where to find the pixie house!

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Moretenhampstead pub


Totnes MarketFridays are Totnes market days – oh, and Saturdays too! And, now that I come to think of it, on the third Sunday of every month – taking place in the same square – we have Totnes Good Food Days!

Yes, we’re very blessed here with our farmers’ markets and with all the stalls selling a huge variety of things, from fish, fruit and vegetables, meat, game, bread, olives and so on to clothes, crafts, antiques, jewellery and jeans. Whatever the weather, these traders turn out for our pleasure (and their livelihood) week after week and month after month, lending colour and an added sense of community to our very special town.

On the Good Food Sundays every kind of scrumptious fare is available, from hot curries and a whole variety of Asian dishes to home made fish-cakes and actual cakes and gateaux. I seldom cook on the 3rd Sunday of the month. I just walk round the corner (yes, I’m lucky enough to live a short walk from the heart of Totnes) and choose my lunch from the endless choices on offer.

Totnes market days are definitely days to celebrate. And you just never know who you might see there, adding their unique brand of colour (and music) to an already colourful scene!

Street musician (2)