Friday morning in Totnes means market time. I love Totnes market. It is vibrant, diverse, colourful, and full of the characters who have made their home in the area, which is renowned for embracing alternative lifestyles.
We used to go to Hope Cove for holidays when I was very young. This chair cover was the closest I got to Hope Cove during this visit, but I look forward to visiting next time we are in Devon. I have great memories of our happy times spent there.
On Friday afternoon we took our leave of Totnes and Devon and drove up to spend the weekend with my brother and his family in the Cotswolds. They live in the unspoilt, less manicured, westerly part of the Cotswolds. The fields around the house are completely unspoilt, full of wild flowers, now mostly at seed head stage, which is good news for next year,
and in the strips along the edge of the fields which have been sown for cover, there was the most incredible range of flowers and grasses.
To decorate the house, for a Sunday lunch party, my sister-in-law and I picked a few sunflowers and they did look lovely, bringing some sunshine to the last day of our holiday.