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Back in 1997, when our daughter was five, we rented a holiday cottage in Devon. This week she celebrated her 20th birthday and we returned back there for the 14th time to celebrate her birthday and also our sons' graduation from the University of Plymouth. It was a proud moment to mark his years of hard work.
Once you have found a special place it is difficult not to return, particularly when there are so many wonderful places just waiting to be explored. However our year seems incomplete without a visit to Little Forda.
Although we live on the edge of a town and fields are only 5 minutes walk away, it is not the same as living in the country. This location on the edge of Dartmoor is so far away from the city noises and the night skies show a mass of stars, so visible away from light pollution.
There is layer upon layer of memories and fun times spent over so many years. The children helping to feed the chickens, leading the donkeys into new pastures, being woken up early in the morning by the sound of the cockerel, planning our next exploration on the moors.
We have visited in all seasons apart from the depths of winter.Our hosts have always been so welcoming and friendly. Is there anywhere you return to again and again like we do?
Cheese and Courgette soup -Serves 2
150 g courgettes cleaned and sliced
1 onion chopped
1 medium potato peeled and diced
500ml vegetable stock
100g grated cheese
Looking forward to catching up with everyone through your blogs!