I've not long returned from my second visit to Meadowgate, Kirstie Allsopp's beautiful country home in Welcombe Mouth, Devon. You can read about my first trip to Meadowgate in October 2014 here - there are lots of super photos of the house too, in case you fancy a little mooch...
Meadowgate is tucked away at the foot of a woodland valley, a 10 minute stroll from Welcombe Mouth, a pebbly and dramatic cove which promises to leave you windswept and feeling alive. Blissfully secluded and so incredibly quiet, it is a wonderful retreat from the pressures and bustle of every day life.
I had such a lovely weekend, in essence, it really was the simple things that made it so special - a beautiful warm home, wonderful company, food, laughter and friendship with of course a generous dose of Making round the kitchen table being the ribbon that tied us altogether.
It was a short but sweet flying visit from Friday to Sunday, but one that was so worthwhile and restorative, I know the happy memories of my weekend at Meadowgate will keep me going for many months to come.
Roll on next year...sigh.