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Thursday, 4 April 2013

3BM in the Country...

Easter weekend is well and truly over however what an adventure us Mice have had! As already mentioned and tweeted many times, HK mouse was (and still is) relaxing on the idyllic shores of Thailand meanwhile us London Mice pulled up our thermal socks for a country weekend in Devon! I was a very good mouse and did my Instagram homework to an A+ standard, just so I could report back on our Devon weekend in pictures!  

Devon for us Mice is something very special, our cousin (Andrew Mouse) has a cottage there and so many happy years have been spent growing up there, jumping in cow pats, catching newts in ice cream boxes, sailing Andrew's boat round his 5ft pond and generally pretending to be little country bumpkins! It was Mummy Mouse's favourite place in the whole wide world so I think a love for it has subconsciously embedded itself in all three of us. It's simply a magical place - a beautiful cottage with the best retro interior, no central heating (not always fun brrrrrr), a freezing cold bathroom where you can see your breathe but with the best roaring open fire seen to man! It isn't ultimate luxury but instead a charming second home toppling on a steep hill full of excitement, adventure and heavenly bliss! Now the scene has been set, take a look at our most recent Easter escape... 

We set off on our three hour train journey from Paddington to Totnes weighed down with hot water bottles, pyjamas, chocolate eggs and magazines for a weekend of pure relaxation! Not forgetting most importantly our train snacks of asparagus, truffle and parmesan crisps (weird but strangely addictive), prawn dippers and mini bottles of Cava! It! Is safe to say we were slightly delirious about the four day weekend ahead.... 



Three hours later we were greeted by Daddy Mouse and Andrew Mouse on the train platform and swiftly driven to The New Inn for a cheeky one en route to the cottage! The publican, Jeremy had heard of our obsessive love for Hendricks and had got a bottle in ready and waiting for our arrival, much to the other farmer's dismay!  


Eventually we arrived at Topsham Cottages... 



Drove up the twisting, steep drive (believe me walking the hill to the top is a killer).... 


And we had arrived.... 





An evening of late night steak and big glasses of red in front of the fire commenced...we were two very happy little mice! 


The next few days zoomed past in a complete blur of country walks, mainly up the steepest hill to get phone signal and instagram access... 







Hearty breakfast..... 


Many cups of tea and ridonk wedges of cake... 





Chilling out in our retro surroundings...






Puppies.... 



Easter egg hunts.... 



G&T's and pub visits... 



And general countryness and exploring.... 











It was a super duper but extremely cold weekend and I really can't wait to go back! Next time I think in the Summer with HK Mouse, as we received lots of squeaking messages wishing she was there, and fingers crossed we shall swap our electric blankets for bikinis - I live in hope that the English weather will for once deliver! 



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