Monday, 7 June 2010

Half term heaven

We are back from our week away in Devon and what a lovely time we had, even if it did go far to quickly. Our journey started after I collected Charlotte from school on Friday and headed for the M5 South. The traffic was particularly slow around Bristol which ended up taking 1 1/2 to get through but we stayed in good spirits, every few minutes being asked by Charlotte if we where there yet!!. We arrived at the house which had great views over Brixham town. The house was spacious with enough room for everyone, the only downside was that there was only the one bathroom which as you can imagine with 7 of us got a little tricky at times!!!!!.

Saturday we woke to rain but we were all determined to go out and about, we ventured to Torquay to have a mooch around the quay and shops. We then moved onto Cockington Forge to see the old thatched houses. Cricket was being played on the green and it was a perfect picture postcard of a traditional English scene. Dad could of quite easily sat and watched them playing cricket for the afternoon, but soon got him moving as we were off for a cream tea, well it would be rude not to, we were in Devon after all.

This little girl is so lucky to have such two loving Grandparents. They really do dote on her.

Just love how this place was so unspoilt, loved all the buttercups growing wild.

Sunday we drove to Plymouth to spend the day there as this was probably the farthest point that we would go during the week. They had a half marathon on and some of the roads were closed but we managed to get parked and headed for a coffee in Starbucks.

We walked around, Charlotte was being dragged around everywhere not complaining so I decided to reward her good behaviour. In the shopping centre there was a Build a bear and thought she might like to go, so she chose the bear filled the bear with stuffing not forgetting it's heart and Charlotte Amy was born.

Later on in the week my brother and his wife went to Exeter especially for the Build a bear shop and this is what they came back with. Ollie the owl (which is mine) and Fred the Tiger (who is SIL). Charlotte then enjoyed playing schools with Uncle Paul and Auntie Nikki but loved the sports day event the best.

So as you can see good fun was had by all. I will be back later in the week with more photos from our holiday. Don't want to bore you all silly!!.

Take care


  1. Claire I am glad you all had a great time, lots of lovely photo's, especially the one of Charlotte and her Grandparents.

    I was actually born in Plymouth, although it has changed a lot since then LOL!!!!

  2. Glad you had a great holiday, and some lovely photos to remember it by! Love the bears, especially the owl!

  3. Oooh no!! Cuddly toy overload!! Where will you put them all? Will make a note to never let Molly near one of these shops, she is a sucker for a cuddly toy!!
    Andrew would have been right there with your Dad watching the cricket though!!
    Looks like you had a great time!

  4. Your holiday looks like it was a lot of fun, with some great memories.
    Fantastic selection of photos, thanks for sharing them with us.