I have lived in the South West for 4 years now and finally, my parents came together to visit me in Devon at the end of August last year. I had a lovely time showing them around my flat and the local area. It was great to spend some quality time with them which actually felt a little odd at times as normally there are at least one of my three sisters around too!

Trip to Tiverton

We enjoyed a lovely trip to Tiverton where we visited the visitor centre and took a stroll along the canal.

Grand Western Canal Visitor Centre, Tiverton, Devon

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon

My Dad was rather impressed by the horse-drawn canal boat – maybe an activity for next time they visit!

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon

We had a lovely cream tea at the Canal Tea Rooms and Gardens where we sat outside and tried to swot all the wasps away from our scones and jam!

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon

For dinner, we went to The Stables in Cowley where we enjoyed a tasty dinner. The only problem was there were tonnes of flies buzzing around which out us off a bit and meant we didn’t stay for pudding!

Crediton, Devon

Exploring Crediton

The next day we went for a wander around Crediton where my Dad got himself a new toolbox and some sherbet lemons from the sweet shop! We stopped for a coffee at Ashton’s Coffee Lounge and enjoyed sitting outside in the square chatting and watching everyone go by. They do the best hot chocolate here!

We had a look around the Crediton Museum which was actually really interesting. I learnt a lot about the town I am now living in and it’s history. My parents enjoyed looking back at the old fashioned toys and TV programmes.

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

There was actually so much more in the museum than I imagined there would be and the man working there was so sweet and happy to answer questions and tell us about Crediton in days gone by.

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

Crediton Town Museum, Devon

All too soon it was time for parents to head off and drive back to Kent. It was so nice to see them and show them around my new home. I hope they come back and visit soon – they are welcome anytime!

Grand Western Canal, Tiverton, Devon

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