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Birthdays are always exciting. Click HERE to see photos from past birthdays, or HERE to see where I spent 2007's birthday.
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When we visitedDevon in February, we knew immediately that we wanted to return for my birthday in May.
Devon a Bradley
Our first stop was Bradley, a National Trust property.
Devon b Bradley
We drank water from the spring.
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We returned to the lovely Moorstone Guest House.
Devon c Moorstone
The bed is ever so comfy!
Devon Moorstone
The living room at Moorstone
Devon Riverford G Garlic
On Friday, we visited Riverford farm, the source of our organic vegetable box. I got to pick some wet garlic.
Devon Riverford Guide
Our tourguide with some rhubarb. We were allowed to pick as much as we wanted.
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We also got to pick strawberries.
devon riverford menu
The extensive lunch menu, plus a delicious selection of desserts.
Devon Riverford Meal
They were rather apologetic about serving squid, but it was delicious!
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With the Riverford signature hill in the background.
Devon Overbecks View
Our next stop was Overbecks, another National Trust gem.
Devon Overbecks rail
Detail from an Overbecks railing.
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In the garden at Overbecks.
Devon Overbecks Door
Nick peeks through a carved door.
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On Saturday, we took a cruise from Torquay to Greenway.
Torquay a harbour
Torquay harbour. The last time we were there was my birthday in 2000!
Devon Picnic boat
We passed this "hen party" on their picnic boat.
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These fishermen remind me of that iconic New York workmen on girder photo.
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In Dartmouth harbour
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Dartmouth Castle
Devon Hot Dad
Suzuki boat motors are my favourites
Devon Boat man
We arrived at Greenway quay and were greeted by this man.
Devon Greenway N
Greenway was the summer home of Agatha Christie.
Devon Greenway Boathouse
The "enigmatic" Raleigh's boathouse, featured in Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly
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Cute man in Dartmouth
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A week or so before my birthday, we went camping near Uffington, where there is a prehistoric white horse on the hillside.
Camping G Field
Near the hill with the horse
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Nick and two fellow campers
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Nick without two fellow campers
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Thought to be the oldest hill figure in Britain, the Uffington horse dates to 1000 BC, the late Bronze Age.
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Hillside joggers
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Close-up of the horse: the eye and mouth?
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Our neighbours recently had a conservatory built.
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Zoo a penguin
There is a nice zoo, quite close to our house.
Zoo b N Giraffe
Nick compares his height with the giraffe.
Zoo c Leopard yawning
The sleepy leopard
Zoo d Red panda
And the cute red panda
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Food Festival a
Waitrose hosts a food festival every year.
Food Festival G Cow
Reminds me of Storyland, in New Hampshire, where I also milked a fake cow.
Food Festival b Cute Waitrose man.jpg
The man hired to tell people to use the other entrance
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Happy in his work (and his looks)
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Flowers at the festival
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Can't remember what he was selling.
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More lovely flowers
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In the water gardens
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Food Festival water garden
The water gardens
Watercress a N
This was taken at the watercress festival a couple of weeks earlier.
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This is actually a cake, made to look like watercress.
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This is also a cake, made to look like a man.

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