Well, 2018 was a fantastic year for Scrapbook Adventures, seeing us venture out to many local places across the South West and beyond! It saw us spend the summer glamping at many of the best sites in Devon and Somerset and making memories that will be remembered for years to come.
The blog has gone from strength to strength and I am really proud of what I have achieved this year, especially given I am studying for my Clinical Psychology Doctorate and working for the NHS too! I continue to enjoy exploring new attractions, finding unique and cool places to stay and sharing them all with my followers and friends. Planning adventures, visiting places and writing blogs continues to be an enjoyable outlet for me and long may it continue into 2019!
Here is the first part of my Scrapbook Adventures 2018 round-up with a month of month guide from January to April detailing what I got up to and the places I visited! Just click on any of the links to be taken to the blog posts to read more!
So let’s kick off with January – often a very bleak and depressing month after the festivities and fun of the Christmas period. However, January started well for Nathan and I as we spent New Years in Kingsbridge, Devon, enjoying some peace and quiet and exploring the Devon beaches of Torcross and Strete. We treated ourselves to a wonderful afternoon tea at the Thurlestone Hotel too which was scrumptious to say to the least!
We also visited Exmouth for the first time, enjoying a crisp winter walk along the beach followed by some fun in the amusement arcades.
January also saw my friend Carly turn 30 and we spent the weekend in Bath hitting all the top tourist spots.
I visited Brighton for my friend Sarah’s hen weekend where we had tonnes of fun painting pottery, completing an escape room and enjoying many other hen related activities!
We finished the month by visiting the very cool Pirates Quest in Newquay, Cornwall. Here we immersed ourselves in the world of Pirates and myths from the sea – a great family fun day out.
March saw Nathan and I experience some paranormal activity at the spooky Bodmin Jail. Here we took a Historical and Paranormal guided tour which was so much fun, if a little scary at times!
I enjoyed a brilliant trip to the newly opened spa at Beyond Escapes in Totnes, Devon. Here I was treated to a full body massage, afternoon tea and made the most of the wonderful facilities. Their BE Indulged Spa Package is amazing and I really recommend it!
Nathan and I took a trip with Stuart Line Cruises where we enjoyed a cream tea cruise in Exmouth. It was a bit wet and windy but the tea and scones and fun commentary soon cheered us up!
Some friends and I tried all things cheese at Exeter Cheese Fest where we enjoyed watching Martin from Corrie do a cooking display! So random!
We enjoyed a lovely night away at Manley’s B&B in Tiverton where we enjoyed a very comfy room, amazing breakfast and lovely garden walks overlooking the Grand Western Canal. If you’re looking for accommodation in the Tiverton area then Manley’s is the place to go!
After our night away in Tiverton, we made sure to check out the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life which I found super interesting! Any excuse to put silly hats on!
April brought about lots of blog adventures, many of which were in the Devon coastal town of Torquay. We visited the fantastic Bygones museum which was like stepping back in time and travelling through history. One of my favourite blog trips of the year for sure.
We also visited Torquay’s Dinosaur World where we enjoyed the dinosaur exhibits and quiz. I also found myself in fits of laughter while making Nathan pose with all the dinosaur models! Another really good place to visit with a family in Torquay.
Nathan and I topped off our adventure filled day in Torquay by playing a spot of golf at the Jungle Journey Adventure Golf Course which was lots of fun if a little competitive.
I went home for the Easter holidays and spent time with my lovely family. My little sister Emily and I enjoyed a round of golf at the newly opened Enchanted Vlliage Adventure Golf course in West Wickham, Kent.
April also saw us visit one of our local National Trust properties – Knightshayes. This time we were able to see the Lady Amory exhibition which was great.
Wow, quite a few adventures so far! Let me know what adventures you like the sound of in the comments below!