This morning it was raining, I looked out of the window and decided that no matter what the weather I was going to have a great morning and an epic start to the day. I headed over to the cove to swim with Ginger & Bird. Swipe left to see my girls swimming along side me. I feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful place but it’s not by chance.
I bought a holiday home here over 20 years ago, and after spending many weekends here, dashing up and down the motorway each weekend, I made the decision to move here permanently.
I then moved to Portugal in 2018 with the intention of staying there for a very long time – maybe for the rest of my life. The chance to wake up to clear blue skies over 300 days per year was so tempting. But I missed; my beautiful little cove, fresh cool air, the coast path, the sound of the wind whistling through the mast and ropes of the yachts on the marina during a storm, the smell of the sea, watching the sea birds, seals and dolphins, drinking cider (lots of cider!), walking in the rain and sitting by an open fire after a chilly swim. I missed it all.
Ask me what I miss about Portugal and I will struggle to give you an answer. Truly the only thing I miss is all the wonderful friends who made my stay there special…. and maybe watching the sunset every night, sitting with a glass of wine by the millpond with swallows, swifts and house martins swooping down for a drink on the wing.
But nowhere on earth beats my little slice of Devon.
Where would you live if you had the choice of anywhere on earth?