Friday, 29 July 2011


The day after the concert we drove to Somerset, where we stayed in a pretty converted barn.

From here we visited the local villages, Street and the Clarks Village, Bath
and The Cheddar Gorge

After 4 nights in the cottage, we went on to a Holiday Inn in Exeter for 2 nights and from here went to Torquay, Brixham

and lastly Paignton for some typically seaside activities like dodgems, mini golf and donkey rides!

Although the weather wasnt great, it mainly rained first thing in the morning and late afternoon, so usually when we were travelling to and from a destination.  It was great to get away from everything and have a family break together.  The only downside was that we got fed up of eating out everyday! Yes, that is possible!

I didn't buy many pretties, because of not knowing about hubbys job but Cargo Home store had a sale so I got....

A pink spotty wooden heart (which I forgot to photo) and these...
I thought this cream, enamel heart welcome sign will look good on the front door, once I finally get round to painting it a chalky blue

This flowery blue candle looks pretty on the mantle in our bedroom

A pink heart welcome sign to go in a flowerpot by the front door.

These purchases remind me that I must get on with some more painting!!!


  1. Nothing beats getting away, despite the weather! I know what you mean about getting fed up with eating out - it all gets a bit 'samey' after a while. Lovely purchases though!

  2. Love that candle! The converted barn looks lovely and I own the same little table and chair set as outside in that pic! Scarlett x

  3. What a lovely trip! Love your holiday finds. :0)