No prizes for guessing that Mr Gnome's recent travels took him to Sidmouth on East Devon's glorious 'Jurassic Coast'.
Perfect weather, sea breezes and Sidmouth's unspoiled charm combined to provide a week that refreshed and re-invigorated.
This small seaside resort (population 14,400) seems to have the happy knack of combining modernity with a sense of having stepped back into a slower and more human-focused era.
There can't be many towns of similar size that boast a successful, independent department store (Fields - 'For service like it used to be').
Mr G will have more to say about Sidmouth in days to come.
Meanwhile, he celebrates his favourite local eatery: The Chattery in the High Street - the place for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea...