Lifestyle // Explore my hometown

It's no secret that I love the Internet and normally every evening you can find me behind my screen pretend shopping and on Twitter,but recently I've been feeling a bit uninspired and stuck in one long brain freeze.I thought this would be a good time to get out in the glourious sunshine we've been having and take a moment to refresh my mind.When I'm stuck with a foggy brain I love to go to Totnes which is the town I grew up around,it's really popular with grockles (or tourists depending on where you're from!) this time of year and who can blame them?

beautiful scenery devon

Walking along the River Dart on Vire Island has to be one of the most relaxing ways to spend your day.I love watching the sun sparkle on the water and it's full of wildlife,including a few seagulls who will attempt to steal your ice cream.Vire Island is right in the centre of town too so it's a great place to go for a stroll after some shopping or a meal out.

If you love being on the water then Totnes is definitely for you,there's always someone sailing a boat or doing water sports.I even saw someone on what looked like a surfboard,standing up and using an oar to push themselves along! Does anyone know what that's called? It looks really fun,although I'm a bit of a scaredy cat when it comes to the River.There's an old legend around here, "Dart Dart,cruel Dart,every year thou claim'st a heart" but I would take that with a pinch of salt seeing as there's supposed to be Pixies on Dartmoor.

I always miss green fields when I go away,I spent so much of my childhood running around and watching the farm animals.It's so green and fresh and I can't think of a better view on a summer's day.

Whenever Totnes is in the news it gets portrayed as a hippy town and there's definitely a bit of that,we even have our own currency to promote local businesses, and the high street has quite a few quirky shops.This is the view up the main street,which is always filled with people trying to get photos of the clock arch as it's a bit of a landmark so I thought I'd get a picture in.I definitely think there is something for everyone here though,if you're into history and architecture I would definitely recommend popping down.It's a Anglo-Saxon town full of beautiful old buildings and lovely places to eat,I think it's a really underrated part of the country!

Have you ever visited? What did you think?


  1. It looks lovely! I always enjoy little towns like this - so nice to just have a wander around :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  2. What beautiful pictures! Sadly I live the opposite end of the country but this area is one of my favourites. My Nan lives in Totnes so we always have the perfect excuse to stop there on our way to South Pool.

    I love how friendly and quirky Totnes is, and the fact it's just as good for a stroll or stopping for some cake. X

  3. What a quaint looking place, love the river and the fields. I know what you mean about being away from green fields. Growing up upon the Yorkshire wolds fields are everywhere and now being in urban sprawl, countryside and fields feel so far away!

  4. I comptely agree Gemma,everyone is so lovely and it's a very tight knit community! I haven't been toYorkshire in years but I remember it being so pretty :) I should go back sometime.xx

  5. i've never visited! the furthest south I've been is london...although i might be visiting cornwall this summer :p i definitely want to visit though because it looks like such a sweet place, and these photos are fab :) x
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  6. It's definitely worth a visit,it can get pretty warm in this part of the UK which is great.The sea actually looks quite tropical at the moment! :) London is on my travel wishlist! x


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