I am thirty-eight weeks pregnant today. I still cannot believe how quickly the past eight months have gone! We have a birth plan; we also have a name for our little girl and our bags are packed for the birth, but for some reason, I do not feel remotely prepared for her arrival. It must be because organising the house has been at the back of my mind for months, but somehow I have not managed to cram in any time for nesting yet. I wish I had more time. My first three babies were late; we shall see…
We drove to Devon on Sunday evening after the children’s swimming lessons. As I have a lot of work to get through, hubby has been taking the children out quite a lot whilst I have been staying indoors. I managed to complete a mammoth amount today (on my standards… I am so slow…) and hubby suggested a night out. It was really refreshing leaving the house for a date, knowing the children were happy with their Poppy (granddad).
A few weeks ago, after I had written about my love of cheese, Sam, who blogs at And then the Fun Began mentioned the Nobody Inn in Doddiscombsleigh, a pub renowned for its interesting and varied cheeses and wines. Hubby had never taken me there and ever since Sam suggested it, I have been thinking about it. Who would not want to go to a place called the Nobody Inn?
Big chunks of the road had collapsed into the river Teign and hubby decided to aim for Doddiscombsleigh through lanes that were barely wide enough for our car, but it was a lovely drive scented of wild garlic.
When we got there, I was not disappointed. The menu, based around local produce, is impressive, the staff welcoming and the atmosphere of the 17th century inn relaxed and homey. It was just what I wanted for a meal out with hubby. Hubby had local ale and steak; I had a small shandy -my way (95% lemonade, 5% beer) and cheese platter followed by a deconstructed Pavlova.
Here are the six cheeses I chose amongst the mouth-watering selection listed on the cheese menu:
- Oakdown with Garlic & Herbs from Trusham (Devon)
- Sharpham Brie from Ashprington (Devon)
- Devon Smoake from Jacobstowe (Devon)
- Little Stinky from Marhanchurch (Cornwall)
- Ticklemoor from Totnes (Devon)
- Cornish Blue from Upton Cross (Cornwall)
Hubby and I had a great night out. If you are ever near Exeter, I highly recommend a meal at the Nobody Inn.