Mutterings at being home…

It feels as though we’ve been away in Vera since March. We were looking forward to coming home, so I was very surprised that I didn’t sleep too well last night. Perhaps our bed is too soft or the bedroom was quite warm. Don’t know but hopefully it’ll get better. It’s lovely to be home,…

Thomas’s vs Food….

We have been in Brighton on the last leg of the tour meeting up with family and friends. Unfortunately we haven’t been able to see as many as hoped but we will be back in the New Year (OMG it’s that word, where did this year go?). Now what did I mean about Thomas’s vs Food?…

Sheffield Park

We arrived in Brighton on the last leg of the trip. This is the time to see all the Sussex Family or at least as many of them as possible. So we were picked up by Antony and spent a wonderful evening having supper with the family. Seeing Max and the boys was lovely as…

Corfe Castle

We took Vera for a day out in another car park today. She managed to find a nice spot in the sun while we took the steam train from Norden into Corfe Village. We were lucky it was the steam train and not the diesel. So after spending time on the platform taking the usual…

Dorset for a Couple of Days

Our penultimate stop is Wareham in Dorset. We are staying at Hunters Moon Caravan Club Site. The weather is still kind and the trees have put on a fantastic show this autumn so we are planning to go to Sheffield Park (one of our favourite places for autumn colour) once we get to Brighton, and…

The Reason For The Trip Is Revealed…

Thursday arrived and excitement was rising as the reason for the trip is going to be revealed tonight… We drove to Okehampton to check in at The Ashbury Golf Hotel. On arrival, our first impression was OMG.. what have we signed up for. But they say never judge a book by its cover, and this…

I Can’t Believe It Can Get Better Than This!

We were in Torquay today, and whenever I am there I cannot help but think of Fawlty Towers and Basil talking to a guest, it is a classic… ‘May I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping…

Poop Deck…

Tonight we treated ourselves to a special meal at The Poop Deck in Brixham Harbour. Last time we eat here was in 2012 for Mike’s birthday, this time we returned for my birthday treat. When we arrived there was a ‘Happy Birthday’ banner over the table and also a lovely hand-made birthday card from the proprietors….

A Blue Gorilla with Ice-Cream and Brixham…

  Tuesday, and we’ve been away for over 2 weeks in Vera, we are nearing the end of our holiday in Devon and Cornwall. We worked at Hillhead Caravan Club Site in 2012 our first year as assistants, and wanted to re-visit Brixham to see if much had changed.   We caught the bus into…

Dashing for Dartmouth

We finally and sadly left Cornwall today, leaving behind memories of  Poldark and the fantastic scenery (spookily, Poldark series came to an end too last night on TV, what am I going to watch now on Sunday night’s until next series?). We  made our way along the coast to Devon for our next stop for…