Thursday, 12 August 2010

Go West..................

Life is peaceful there! Actually it probably normally is until last Wednesday when the VV rolled into town!!

Oh yes the annual VV household camping trip this time headed in a south-westerly direction, via Stonehenge to the Devon/Dorset border.

This was planned as our longest camping trip ever - 7 nights! The week started well with a trip into Bridport - gorgeous little town - really liked it there - would like to visit again one day;

My lunch got in the way of the camera lens ;)

This shop had the prettiest flower displays - only when I looked closely could I see they were in fact plastic flowers!!

West Bay harbour - a typical west country harbour, complete with;

Lobster pots

Seagulls - looking for food

This rather large hill was climbed by the VV menfolk - I waited on the beach for them!!

The campsite was lovely - even had a pair of resident very free range chickens who made sure that any dropped food didn't stay on the ground long.

We meet up with friends on Dartmoor for Sunday lunch. Afterwards we went for a wander along the riverbank at a little village called PostBridge - stunning location;

The original bridge

My boys opting for the stepping stone crossing - amazingly they didn't fall in!!

We had lots of lovely days out - Fleet Air Arm Museum for a Dalek Invasion, Lyme Regis, Bath (my first CK shop visit - more on that next time ;) ) and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu - we had to drive through the New Forest to get there - another location we shall be going back too. Beaulieu was a great day out though after a while I got a little 'carred' out and wandered off to look at a little exhibition about vintage camping & caravanning!! The boys (all 3 of them) loved the Top Gear exhibition;
We went on the monorail around the site - I even managed to smile (sort of) for a photo!!

Though little son has a cheesier grin than me!!

Of course it would be rude to visit anywhere and not sample the local delights;

Sundays pudding - I was good & shared with little son!

Last but not least - you can't go to the West Country without having a cream tea - though whether its a Devon delicacy or a Cornish treat is the subject of lots of debate!!

We arrived back home again yesterday - I seem to have spent most of my time since then - loading & unloading the washing machine and hanging up washing!

See you soon with a hint of west country vintage and of course the spoils from the CK visit ;)

xxx Vicki xxx


Pink Milk said...

Lovely piccies; looks like you had a wonderful time.

Hmmm, know a couple of menfolk who would have definite Top Gear envy!


Toby Tea Cozy said...

Oh that clotted cream looks to die for Vicki, I love cakes and treats, they really make a day out for me!

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

fantastic pictures, thanks for sharing, you cant beat camping at the good old english seaside and it looks like you had decent weather too :)

Cheap2Chic said...

Lovely photographs, love the chicken at the camp site and think your peeping gingerbread man is brilliant! xx

Sarah said...

Well I'm glad you ate well, Oh I mean had a great time! Ha ha. What a pretty little place. Love the plastic flowers and what a great idea. Perhaps that's what our playhouse window boxes need. Who remembers to water pot plants anyway? Love your photo, always nice to see faces.

Serenata said...

Looks like a lovely fun holiday with yummy eats! Glad you all enjoyed yourselves!

Hanna said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday photos. I have had the most boring holiday ever, thank god it is over and I start working on monday.

bellaboo said...

Love Postbridge..infact all the places you went to! Love your pics.
Can't wait for our holiday in September.

Bellaboo :o)

Debbie said...

Wow! It seems that you and your lovely family all had a great time!
England has so many beautiful places to visit!
We are very lucky, indeed!


CraftySmiles said...

Thanks for your comment. I am back but still on a way of recovery.
Looks like you had a fab time. And thanks for sharing it, i could plan that for the next year.

Lisa said...

I'd like to go to Bridport, looks lovely. Beaulieu is very close to us, the NF is very pretty isn't it.
Lisa x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Loving those pics and the fact that Mr Ginger Bread Man got in the way of your lense :-) What a fab idea ot have chickens on a camp site to clear up the bits of food dropped.

Felted House said...

Love the gingerbread man! I had lovely holidays in Devon as a child, and now we've fallen in love with Dorset - we made it to Lyme Regis too this year and had a cream tea there! xx

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JP said...

glad you had a good time - I love cream teas!!!!!!!