Saturday - we did not get up too early especially after the white knuckle drive we had down. I needed to do some shopping though and we also needed more petrol for the car. With this in mind we headed to Dulverton.
There was apparently a Farmer's market that is held on the fourth Saturday of every month and keen to get food in for the next few days we headed there to see what we could find. We came in at the tail end of the market and found a meat stall, where we ended up buying a half leg of Lamb, a Beef Roast, and some Mince, We then headed to the Local Co-Op where I stocked up on veggies and various other bits and bobs. Whenever we go away I do try and buy through local suppliers where I can.
We had assumed that we would be able to find a petrol station at Dulverton, unfortunately the one we did locate was closed and so we headed for Tiverton which was some 11 miles up the road. We located the Morrison's garage with the Morrison's store over the road so may well go back there to do another stock up in a few days. Needless to say a sigh of relief at locating the petrol station.
After getting back from our jaunt, we relaxed and just chilled out before cooking supper, which was steak and onion sarnies. Something we both like and which was quick and simple. We then went for a look around the site and took Missy for a lovely walk. The weather on Saturday was fine, but a little chilly with the sun coming out in the afternoon which was lovely and warm.
We are staying at the Exe Valley Caravan and Camping Site which is at Bridgend, Dulverton. It is a pretty little site, with the river running along one side and then the mill stream running behind our caravan. There is an old Mill on the site as well which is where the owners reside. Apparently it is opened up on a Sunday morning for visitors to see the workings in action.
The site is owned by some lovely people, very friendly and there is also a very well stocked shop on site as well. The only drawback is that the camp site is below the main road. However, you do not hear noise all the time just at peak travelling times.
Saturday night turned chilly and we ended up having to put the heating on in the van which really helped. I am glad that I came with a mixture of seasonal clothing including my jumpers. Cannot do without my jumpers.
One of the things I have noticed here is that you can see the stars ever so clearly here - no light pollution and indeed we have had some lovely views of the moon as well.
Sunday started off as a far colder day to start with, with a little rain before that cleared up. We had not planned on doing anything in particular and ended up having another chilled out day. We had a lay in and then the pair of us spent time listening to some music, reading and then watching the TV. We believe that a holiday is as much about relaxing as well as going to see new places both have their place. I also did a little crafting; I found the canvas to go with the wool that I had bought on our first trip away and so I have started working that. I need to do this in the daylight though as some of the wool colours are extremely similar, despite for the best part being sorted out. It will work itself out as I go along.
In the early afternoon I started prepping our Sunday dinner. We had decided to have the roast Lamb, and I prepared roast potatoes and roast parsnips, as well as cabbage, peas, broccoli and carrots with lots of gravy. It went down a treat and was followed by fresh Strawberries and cream for pudding which was very refreshing.
It started getting really cold and we ended up putting on the heating a lot earlier than we had on the Saturday. It is a good job we did as it turned out there was a sharp frost waiting for us on Monday morning
As I have said started with a very sharp frost and with a thick mist in the valley where the camp site is located. The mist cleared a little later on but it has been a very wet day on and off. It has not been as cold as it was yesterday either.
Another chillax day with me concentrating on some projects that I have in hand on the computer some of which are Christmas orientated. I bought a stash of reading material with me as well as doing some research on the computer.
For our main meal today we used the last of the roast Lamb turning it into Posh Shepherd's pie with a deep cheese crust on the top. It went down very nicely and used leftovers from yesterday's meal so it did not cost us a penny. Just a little time and effort which is the kind of meal I like best as it uses up everything and does not waste anything. We had the last of the Strawberries and cream again.
Tomorrow we are hoping to go on a jaunt to Clovelly. It is a long time since we have been there and both of us fancied paying another trip so that is the plan for tomorrow. Whether we call anywhere else along the way remains to be seen, but it will be good to get out and about just a little bit.
I will have to add in the photos I have taken when I get home as although they are on Google they are not showing as available to download via Google on Blogger.
Note - photos now added.
Catch you all soon.