And it does seem paricularly busy this year. Hoards of people have descended on Devon to enjoy all it has to offer and with the weather being mixed, one hot day and the next overcast, it allows for plenty of mooching time. Families from all over the country, and indeed the world, have discovered that this really is the best place to be. However, it does bring a certain madness with it, many people haven't yet quite got into the Devon pace of life and still haven't left the metropolitan rat-race behind. Chill, you're on holiday!
Now you would think if you read my blog and look at our website that all we sell is expensive artwork over a thousand pounds but actually we have a wide range of locally handmade pieces under £25. From handmade jewellery and ceramics to greetings cards and glassware, starting at just one pound. We don't list it all on the website as it simply moves too quickly but be assured the same dedication and quality is applied to the smaller pieces as some of the larger more expensive work.
Perfect, smaller, affordable gifts for you and your family especially if you can't squeeze in that 60" x 40" seascape that you had your eye on into the back of your Nissan Micra with the kids, granny, two dogs and the rear window obscured by enough luggage to last you 'til Christmas.
Much of what we stock is unique to us, you won't find it anywhere else, especially in the homogeneous towns and cities in the rest of the country. Take some time to enjoy the creativity and inspiration lavished on our handmade products from Devon and Cornwall, you may not get another chance until next year.
So, relax, enjoy the beautiful Devon scenery and remember, there's no hurry you're on holiday. Oh... and don't worry, you'll get the hang of reversing sooner or later.
Below: Just some of the handmade items we stock in the gallery under £25.