Saturday, 12 March 2016

Birthday Holiday - Day 7

Friday 12 Feb
Weather: Cold, dull, drizzly COLD

Went to the Donkey Sanctuary for breakfast, very nice too. Then we did a little trip down towards Exmouth to find a NOT Tesco petrol station. We refuse to aid them in their quest for world domination.
Stopped in Sidmouth Garden Centre for a cuppa and a scone. Saw a really good mini greenhouse thingy for an excellent price but they only had the display one left - waiting for more stock. We decided to go to our local Wyevale to get one.
Waves are still huge
 Went through Budleigh Salterton and slowed down to get a couple of shots of the waves and the amount of sand churned up by the power of said waves. Not a day for a dip methinks
See how the sand is churned up?
 Saw a good roadsign that had arrows in two directions for one road. That one is for the signs album
One for the sign album
Went to Pecorama. The carpark was full and when we did find a space we couldn't find the way into the place. The signage was not followable. They shut parts of the place for winter and we understand that but they should have winter signage so people know where to go to get in through the doors - so although they were technically open they might as well have been SHUT.
Went to The Dolphin for dinner. Very nice too. and not too expensive.
Hector had Megrim sole with mushrooms and prawns with chips and broccoli. Horace had Haddock - all fresh and all delicious. Then we both had icecream, locally made and really lovely.
Back to the barn and packing.

Saturday 13 Feb.
Weather: Yes, cold - ooh cold, rain spitting but COLD.
Up at 6.30am paked, cleaned, checked for forgotten stuff, ate a giant crumpet, put the key in the keysafe and headed for home.
Stopped at the Super Mare for brunch.
Home by 2pm all unloaded. The shower room has had a makeover while we were away.
Horace likes the colour so that's a relief. He saw all the stuff from in there out in the breakfast room when we came home secretly on Sunday so I told him it was a surprise. It looks so fresh and clean and has been done in a beautiful duck-egg blue/green. So much lighter.

2 comments:

Sian said...

Gah! Bad signage! The last example we came across was on the ferry where you had to go through two doors with "Ladies" signs on to find a sign saying these ones were shut and to go downstairs. Um, why not label the first door?

katherine powell said...

Donkeys!