Living in a beautiful part of the county is an absolute privilege and through this blog I hope to share some of the special places, experiences and events I enjoy with my family and friends. These are often around the East Devon and West Dorset area.
However having backpacked all over the world my wanderlust kicks in every so often for the occasional trip further afield and a bit of reminiscing.
I was brought up in East Devon, but with busy farming parents we didn’t often go out and about like so many families do these days. My Devon childhood meant school holidays were spent running off into the fields, making dens and helping to haul hay bales.
After school and university I moved away for work and to travel. I finally returned to my roots in my 30’s. Now back here with my own family I have realised that here are so many wonderful places to see and a lot of cream teas to sample!
I live with my husband and two girls (who will soon both be teenagers) and our lovely black labrador cross dog. I work in marketing and social media as a day job, so am constantly learning and putting my skills to use writing this blog.
The name Flip flops or Wellies was inspired by my two daughters. Brought up as true country girls are happy in their wellies all year round, but when going somewhere new used to ask “Mum what shall we wear, flip flops or wellies?”
They share my love for walks and days out and I am introducing them to live music and festivals. We are tentative about camping and have decided that glamping may be more our thing!
So whether you are on holiday, recently moved to the region or like me live here and know that there are great places just a few miles away that seem to have passed you by, then I hope you enjoy reading this blog and taking inspiration from it.
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My daughters are young teenagers now but I still love this photo of them.