Thursday, September 27, 2012

UK Trip Day 12 and 13

August 12th.

We left early in two cars and drove from Cardiff to Cornwall and eventually arrived at Honicombe Manor in the village of Saint Anne's Chapel, Callington, which is on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

The front entrance which is down a very small country lane.

The manor house, which had a lovely restaurant and bar.

Our Holiday Home for the week.

Our view....most of the time it was raining.

August 13th
We drove to Looe. It has been more than 30 years since we've all been to Looe. It's not at all as I remembered it. Very quaint fishing town.

We were all pretty hungry so we found this really old restaurant to eat lunch at.

Scampi and Chips for Bryn!

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pud for me!

Roast Chicken Dinner for my Mum!

Ham Egg and Chips for Abbey!

I didn't manage to get photo's of my Dad's meal and Rachael's, my whole family think I'm weird taking photo's of meals as it is. 

Saw this sign and thought how appropriate this was, 
as seagulls and myself do not get along. 
One stole my ice cream right out of my cone back in 1997 while we were visiting St. Ives. 
I didn't even had the chance to taste it before it was gone. Cheeky Seagull. :D

After walking around Looe for a while, we drove on to Polperro.

On the way down from the car park I found this lovely little wool shop. The lady inside was so sweet I just had to buy some wool from her..... how could I not?

It's such lovely colors and so so soft.... how could I resist? Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet.
But I will let you know when I do.

So quaint and so many nooks and crannies to explore I wish we could have stayed there all week.
Maybe next time we go back.

Do you see the little place with the colorful picket fence and the umbrella's?? 
Thats where we sat and had delicious, freshly baked Scones with Strawberry Jam, Fresh Cornish Clotted Cream and Tea. Well, coffee for me because I'm a rebel Brit apparently, and I don't like tea.

Right by the car park is this lovely pub, but it was so crowded with coach loads of tourists, I thought I'd  just take a photo for you all to see.

Even though it was raining back at Honicombe Manor when we left, as you can see we ended up with a lovely sun shiny day.

UK Trip Day 10 and 11

August 10th

Day 10 was Jenny's last day of vacation. We took a quick trip into Cardiff  Town Center for some last minute things for Jenny to take back home with her. 

View of Quay Street and St. Davids Church.

St. Mary's Street looking toward to Castle.

Queen Street, town center.

Later that afternoon we took my parents up to the 'Cliff Tops' for ice-cream,
with views of the Bristol Channel.


My girls, myself and my parents. 

August 11th. 
Day 11 into our trip, we were back at Heathrow airport saying goodbye to Jenny! 
It was sad to see her go so soon, but her husband was missing her. :D

I told you I was working on it.... it's just taken longer than I thought it would.
Still lots more photo's to come. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Pondering's!

We've been back from our month long holiday in the UK for a week now! Back to the reality of life and laundry!

Been feeling so jet lagged (I think it gets worse the older we get) that nothing much has gotten done around here! Still suitcases to unpack and clothes to put away and lots of laundry to do. It's funny when your not feeling on top of the world, how much clutter accumulates, oh and the mail that was awaiting us....YIKES!!!

Sitting drinking my coffee I was pondering where I should start first. Kitchen I think, if the kitchen is clean the rest of the house seems that much cleaner, don't you think? Then the dining room as it can be seen when and if someone comes to the front door. First impression count don't they!

I feel so bad that I wasn't able to keep up with daily blogging while away like I hoped to! Life was pretty busy and we always seemed to be on the go. We did have lots of fun though. Tons more photos of our trip to come in the next few weeks.  I'm working on it, I promise.

My garden also took it's tole while we were away! Too much heat and the weeds were left to their own devices. I need to find some energy now to get on top of it all!

Look how much this plant grew.

Okay coffee break over.....
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Sue xo

P.S. The beautiful roses were a gift from my hubby as we celebrated 30 years of marriage on Tuesday even if we were too tired to go anywhere. xo Special dinner out tonight.