Thursday, 27 November 2008

Mini Break in Dartmouth

I have had an enjoyable couple of days in Dartmouth. Found some lovely gifts for Christmas. It was bitterly cold, but we were well wrapped up and braved the winds to have coffee and patisserie in Saveurs, which was a little bit of heaven, well France actually, the only thing that to improve it would be to change from serving coffee in those mugs to something a little more delicate and pretty.

We had lunch in a newly opened deli/cafe, the food was tasty and we were supporting the new business. I can't remember the name of it but it was nearer the sea front than Saveurs but on the same road.

Another light meal, (on another day I hasten to add) at Alf Resco. I love the atmosphere here, you can sit outside or half outside, under cover or in the warm, wooden interior.

I had smoked salmon and scrambled egg on toast and Mum had cinnamon toast with bacon, delicious.

Then on the last day we visited Ashburton, delightful gift shops, full of things that you do want to buy and take home. Several more gifts to add to the Christmas collection. I could have bought many more things. These were shops where I could say to Rob "go in there and chose me a present" because I would like anything in there.

The ooing and aahing had built up an appetite, off to find somewhere to eat. We chose Moorish, on West Street, an inviting cafe with red and blue washed walls, mosaic and art photography. A few well chosen tapas and a glass of red wine warmed through our fingers and toes.

Then one more shop to visit, The Fish Deli. Please open a branch in Thornbury. And then back home.

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