A Few Days in Devon

Flights out of the UK were super expensive over the bank holiday weekend and when we’re trying to save for some big house developments we wanted to take a local trip away somewhere. Joel used to visit North Devon with his family every summer, so we thought it would be really lovely and nostalgic for him to revisit some much loved places for his birthday.

Appledore

We stayed in a little flat in the seaside village of Appledore. This is such a cute place and great for families as there’s lots to keep you entertained. We ate fish and chips at Sylvester’s, had a couple of lovely meals at The Seagate, indulged in some homemade Devonshire ice cream and Joel drank some home-brewed Devonshire cider (of course!)

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Lynton & Lynmouth

For one day we visited Lynton & Lynmouth, another cute seaside village (they’ll be a running theme here! haha!) and we climbed the rocks in the river with our little nieces. The Rum & Raisin ice cream was the best!

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Clovelly

We then spent the day just the two of us in Clovelly. If you’re looking for amazing views and cute British cafes to have cream tea, this is the place to be! But be warned… it’s a hell of a steep climb! We saw a lot of people struggling in their flip flops on the very old cobbled streets but thankfully I packed my trainers (always prepared for every eventuality!) It’s so worth it though, as I got some lovely shots and even a butterfly posed for me.

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Hartland Lighthouse

One night we watched a documentary funnily enough about North Devon and the presenter visited Hartland Lighthouse, so we thought on our way back from Clovelly we’ll stop off and get some nice shots. It was such a misty and rainy day, so I only managed to get a few but I love how mysterious and haunting they turned out because of it. Then on our way back we stopped off for a round of crazy golf in Hartland Quay. Oh and for the record, I won and even though it was Joel’s birthday I couldn’t just LET him win!

Update: He wants a rematch…!

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Instow

Lastly, we spent the day with our family on Instow Beach and then back in Appledore. It was the perfect way to end our little holiday.

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Have you visited any of these lovely places in North Devon? I’d love to hear about your experiences too! Follow @lovenorthdevon for updates  🙂

Katie ❀

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April Favourites

Has April come and gone already?! It’s crazy how time flies!

Last month was a very sad one for me but I won’t get into just yet but maybe some other time, so I’m back to blogging and really want to keep it up the closer we get to my Australia trip! I definitely splurged a bit in April and have a few beauty items that I’ve been loving leading up to the summer! ♡

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Rosie for Autograph (Eau de Parfum)
I am literally obsessed with this fragrance. It’s so sweet (but not too much!) and summery! I had this fragrance last summer too and it’s really nostalgic for me now. It’s a very subtle fragrance which I love, so I spray a few bit on my wrists and actually on the tips of hair and I find it lasts all day long. This would definitely be a great one to try if you’re looking for a new summer scent! 8965946277918

Tanya Burr Lunch Date Lip Gloss
I have wanted this lip gloss for SO LONG! Every time I go into Superdrug or look on their website it’s completely sold out! I have been loving Tanya Burr’s recent vlogs and snapchats, and on most occasions she is wearing this on her lips. It’s a nude/pink gloss but very subtle, almost like a clear gloss but tinted ever so slightly nude and it’s gorgeous. It goes really well with my skin colour and I wouldn’t mind wearing this every day rather than just on special occasions as I probably would have just done before. I’m so happy I finally have this in my make-up collection.

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Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Medium to Dark Skin Body Lotion
I got this on recommendation from Anna Saccone Joly (can you tell I’ve been watching so many vlogs recently…) and popped into Boots where it was on offer so thought why not?! I tried it a couple of times and it is really so good. I hardly get any tan marks (like the blotches under the arm pits) and it smells so nice, just like a moisturiser and not a horrible fake tan scent. I try to put it on every other night or at least twice a week depending on how tanned I want to look. I’m very fair skinned to going for a medium to dark tone seemed extreme but actually it works really well as you see the tan quicker!clq_6MNY_402x464Clinique Even Better Foundation
I’ve had this foundation for a long time in Alabaster (01) but as I mentioned before I’m quite fair skinned but want to tan over the summer. I popped into Boots and the Clinique lady recommended the Ivory (03) shade. It is perfect! I just love the way this foundation sits on my skin. It’s not heavy but also creates a lot of coverage from a tiny amount. I still have foundation left in my last bottle and had it well over a year now. It’s got to be the best foundation for my sensitive skin I’ve ever used and would highly recommend it.61wBuqkqHOL._SL1000_

Etherial Posie Ted Baker iPhone 6 Case
I really wanted a new iPhone case to make my phone look pretty over the summer but kept putting it off until… I dropped my iPhone on to concrete! So it’s got a really annoying scratch on the corner which probably isn’t noticeable to anyone else but it is to me (typical right?! haha!) I quickly popped on to amazon and found this beauty! It’s so cute and a lovely pink colour. It’s got a nice subtle grip so not too soft for it to slip out of my hands! I am just loving this. I now need a front screen protector because I constantly want to turn it upside down so I can appreciate the case all the time!

So there you have it, my favourites for April were not quite as unusual as March’s but I got a fair few likes so leave any comments letting me know what you think of this month’s post. My birthday is coming up soon so my May favourites should be really great! 🙂

Thank you for reading and I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful UK weather!

Katie ❀

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