As the title says Summer Holiday .... as you know DD1 and I escaped last week for a few days to Western SuperMare and Longleat Safari and Bath thrown in to boot .... It was a fabulous week with gorgeous weather for the most part .... the hotel was good , nothing spectaular but suited us as it was mainly for somewhere to rest our weary paws at the end of the days ....
The Monday we travelled down and arrived somewhere before tea time .. just... and after our tea DD and I went for an explore and got our bearings .... we were in the old part of the town by the marina and not far from the old pier that was burnt down by the look of it ... the sun was shining and a wee bit breezy .. it nearly blew my socks off ahahahah.....
On Tuesday we went to the Longleat Safari Park ... there wasn't enough time to do everything and we missed the river and seeing inside the house too ....the safari was interesting but we did wish we could have seen the elephant and also more of the lions in a bigger environement .. aparently there are two packs .. one lot were roaming free and the other were in a small enclosure .. may be its just me but it would have been nice for them to be in a better, more interesting place for them ....
the penguins were tooo cute for words and I did get a gorgeous shot of a red panda too sooo I really did get to see Lions and Tigers and Bears ...lol ... you really do need more time there than we had to see everything sooo we were a wee bit disappointed we didn't get to see inside the house ... the gardens though are fantastic... I want one just like it .... hahahah
Wednesday was a day off from travelling and we spend the day going on the beach ... going to the amoooosements and winning lots of keyrings ...lol and having some hot doughnuts and icecream like a real tourist does ...DD even managed to win a toy dog on the grabber machines too .
Thursday we went to Bath and another glorious day was had ... we went to the Roman Baths and the water wasn't quite as bad tasting as I remenber from being small .... and we also managed a quick trip to the Jane Austin Museum where I managed to buy a few items and took some photos ....
did I mention I took lots of photos over the week .. not yet ?? ohhh ... well when I uploaded them I had taken 1903 photos hahahahah ... just a small amount then
While coming out of the museum I bumped into someone famous and asked if I could take his photo ... he said yes and did I know who he was ... I said laughing yes I do know you but your name escapes me for the moment .... he took a grand photo ... and later after much discussion and a wee bit of googling it was James Braxton of the antiques fame ( Bargain Hunt) ... I knew he was famous and from the telly ...lol .... DD and I walked round Bath town for abit too and I manged to go into the Works and found The Makery too .... and bought a wee bit of stash enhancement as well as you do ..lol
Friday was the day home ... which started off well ... we got up and had already packed our cases ...lol ... then it went down hill from there a wee bit ....
firstly traffic decided it was going to slow us down .. we were supposed to get off the feeder coach at the services at 1.15pm .... we eventually arrived at 3.00pm ... and our coach back home
hadnt't even got there either .... apparently there was a techical hiccup ... some one forgot to book our coach back on the ferry from the Isle of Wight !!!! so our poor driver was stuck there until they could get him and the coach booked on ... the passengers were ok as they were booked on ... soooo to cut a very long wait at the service station short ... we got on a coach back home at 6.00pm and arrived back at the mouse house truly shattered after 8.00pm .... it was an awffffuulllyyyy lonnnnggg day ....
Saturday I spent chilling ......
Sunday feeling a wee bit better and the sun was out I tootled along to find my wee cygnets and managed to get some more photos of them... and there are actually two water turtles not the one that I thought as well and there were some very new ducklings ... mum had 12 !!!!
I have managed to squeeze some stitching in as well and made a new start on The Silver Creeks "No Winter" and made a wee gift for Butterfly for her birthday as well , which is on its merry way to her now .... so I will be able to show you that next time .... I have done a bit more on my RR border too ... trying desperately to think whether I have taken a photo of the update ....
Soooo are you still with me hehehehe ... will make another brew ... this last Thursday DH and I along with Master Bentley went out for the day to Hutton Le Hole North Yorkshire and to the Ryedale Folk museum ... the last time we went to the museum was when we were in the Sealed Knot and doing a living history there .... well I can tell you it was much better than before .. they have extended the actual grounds and it is full of interesting things and a wee model village ... and in the price of the tickets we can go as many time as we want in the next year .... and it was only £15.00 for the two of us ... bargain ...
Master Bentley had a whale of a time paddling in the villages stream ... he couldn't understand why he could see the rocks and couldn't get to them with his paws .... me I ended up sunburnt as well ouchie .... didn't realise how warm it was ... we even got to see swarming bees ... that was really fascinating to see them above us ...
It has now started to rain here and is cooling down thank goodness .. don't mind the heat really but glad its a wee bit cooler ... I suppose I ought to trawl through the photos for some nice ones ..lol I won't bore you with all 2000 of them once I had done the swans and the museum as well hahahahahah.... brb ....
|hawk taken on trip to the woods|
|swallow or swift or as I call them swafts .lol|
|bees swarming above us|
|oooooo travelling pattern from Butterfly|
|sampler in the folk museum|
|DH and Master Bentley waiting for me|
|one of the thatched houses at the museum|
|one of the displays at the museum|
|just had to take this one ....|
|a hexie bed spread|
|red panda bear at longleat|
|Hutton Le Hole village green|
|paddling in the stream|
|twelve wee ducklings|
|the babiest cygnet|
|only a few feet away from me|
|sunset at Western Supermare|
|my holiday stitching .... I have done loads more .no photo !!!!|
|DD1 feet at top and mine at the bottom|
|Bath Roman Baths|
|look at that cute smile|