How has half term been for you? I didn’t really anticipate prior to being a mum that school holidays would have any bearing on us as a family until J started at school but as it is with all his therapy appointments and a few hours at nursery each week, these only stop in the school holidays. Thus they do have a bearing on us already. I always welcome these breaks from everything actually. Time to stop and breath. Him Outdoors still has to work and we aren’t able to have much family time consequently but as my folks visited for a couple of days we had a lovely trip out on Sunday over to Dartmoor for a spot of lunch at a fab pub in Widecome in the Moor called The Old Inn which is a lovely place with great food and beautiful surroundings. It was our second visit there (the first was on a rare family holiday in 2011). It’s a proper family friendly pub and if you cannot bear to be out of touch they also now have free wifi access.
Mother pony at Widecombe in the Moor
Son Pony at Widecombe in the Moor
On the spur of the moment we decided to check out Becky Falls since is was blowing a bit of a gale and we knew J would not want to be in the back carrier on the Moors as it really was not good weather.
As it was even though at Becky Falls, you are walking down into woodland (therefore not blowing the gales), J still decided that he didn’t want to be in the back carrier thus it was not quite as easy as we had hoped it would be. Becky Falls is really worth a visit if you are in the area. Absolutely not buggy friendly so do bear that in mind and it’s in the heart of Dartmoor. J was so upset being in the carrier in the end that Him Outdoors had to carry him around the latter half of it. J is so desperate to walk (but is unable to without help), that I think he gets really frustrated!
It was really rather beautiful down there and I imagine must be even more magical on a sunny warm day!