Saturday morning here in Torbay was glorious. Bright sunshine, blue sky, mild temperatures so I wore only a long-sleeved navy T-shirt with indigo jeans, and a light boucle wool jacket – one I’ve had for more than a decade, but I still love it, it’s in shades of wine red – and soft silk scarf.
We had an errand to do, but a pleasureable one: a friend’s son and his wife had just had their first baby and we had gone in search of a suitable present for the little one. There is a lovely shop in the coastal village of Babbacombe, just outside Torquay, called Cherubs, and that is where we went. I chose a dear little jumper and shorts in mustard yellow, pale blue, cream and grey, which came with cream leggings, the sort of outfit little Prince William would’ve been happy to wear as a baby, very traditional. I hope they will like I as much as I do. I love this shop, the stock is amazing, the clothes are stylish and while they are a little more expensive than in the chain stores, their quality is superb. Apart from the excellent garments and service at Cherubs, they wrap the things beautifully if they are to be given as a present. (I bought the two cards on the way home in another part of Torbay, one for the parents and one for the grandparents.)
Once we had completed this errand we walked along Babbacombe Downs to the Babbacombe Bay Coffee Shop/Bistro where it was very busy, it being not only a Saturday morning but also half term. But they managed to find us a table and we ordered just coffee and scones.
It’s always nice in this café/bistro, and the view is second to none. I only took a couple of photos this morning as the place was very busy, but the weather was just like in these photos taken last year, with bright blue sky – the only difference is that the summer flowers are not yet in bloom.
There are bifold doors which are open in summer and there is a lovely array of cakes and scones and croissants (the two photos above were taken yesterday) …
It is a lovely café for a light lunch or afternoon, tea, too. My husband and I enjoyed afternoon tea here last summer … feast your eyes on this …
The views from Babbacombe Downs are second to none.
Ahead of you is the whole of Lyme Bay, which stretches right around the coast to Portland Bill in Dorset.
What a lovely way to spend a spring-like (for we’re still officially in winter) Saturday morning.