A country forming the largest and southernmost part of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom, and containing the capital, London; population 51,446,000 (est. 2008).
Then it was on to Exmoor for the 3 of us to see my Mum. On Monday we went down to see friends for a BBQ in South Devon. Up to mid afternoon it was quite pleasant weather but then we took a stroll along the sea-front at Sidmouth which was decidedly chilly and damp ... well it was a Bank Holiday so that was really to be expected ... and in fact it was our second Bank Holiday as Thurs was also a Bank Holiday in France which had been sunny and warm all day! One and a half out of two isn’t bad then!
|Bank Holiday Sidmouth|
Tuesday we headed to Minehead for my fix of charity and book shops and the obligatory fish and chips. We won’t mention the fact thought that I put the Sat Nav on the car roof before I left and forgot it take it off shall we? Well I know the way to Minehead so didn’t need it and I was SUPPOSED to put it in the house but I forgot to! If you happen to be driving between Withypool and Minehead via Exford keep your eyes open for a Tom Tom on the side of the road. It’ll probably be ours!
|Wild Boar Sow and Piglets|
|The Devil's Drop - where only the brave dare. Well done Jo!|
Thursday was catch up with more friends day and allow the boys to have their Internet fix! I had then planned to park the boys in the cinema whilst I went shopping but not being English school holidays there was nothing suitable on. Bang went that cunning plan and I ended up shopping for bras (which are much cheaper than in France) with 2 slightly embarrassed boys in tow! It did mean I was quick though.
Friday, today, is our final full day here and we are still deciding between Tropiquaria (the boys’ choice) and Dunster Castle (my choice). I am playing the “If you go to the Tropiquaria then you won’t complain when you have to come food shopping with me afterwards” card! Hopefully that will work.
Tomorrow we head back to France. It’s been a great trip back to ol’ Blighty but it will also be nice to get back home. I’ll add some pictures to this post when I am back in France and also catch up with other Word of the Week blogs when I am back on a proper Internet connection.