Totnes and Buckfastleigh

These two pretty Devon towns are linked by the South Devon railway which runs along the River Dart.

Totnes is a hippytastic heaven for a flowerpower child of the sixties and seventies like me, with its abundance of offbeat boutiques, charity shops and of course the wonderful Neals Yard.  I spent ages in here just looking at the essential oils and jars containing herbal remedies.  Please open a shop in Chester soon!  This time, I bought some juniper essential oil which I will be burning in September for that ‘new term’ vibe that autumn brings.

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Totnes also has lots of teashops and it would be rude not to have a cream tea. I loved this mismatched china.

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We went onto the little town of Buckfastleigh to visit relatives who own and run the Baker’s Oven – a lovely bistro on the main street.

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The town was bedecked with bunting while we were there.  Not sure if this is all summer long, but it does give the place a summer holiday feel.

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These two towns turned up my best charity shop buys of our road trip: a set of retro seventies jars and a jam making pan – just what I’d been looking for.  I can’t pass a charity shop without a mooch!

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