I've been away for two weeks and returned to find no one around in the forums, I'm so sad
Although I did trail through, and read most of the 150ish new posts
Where was I? I went to deepest Devon (UK), to a cottage a few miles from the nearest village, North Huish, where there was no mobile phone signal (unless you climb the nearest hill!) or internet connection. We travelled down tiny lanes with grass growing down the middle, no wider than the car, and rarely met anyone coming the other way, thankfully, in a car that sprang a leak from the radiator! If you want to find it on a map it is about halfway between Plymouth on one side and Torquay on the other and just a bit south of Dartmoor. Torquay is known as the 'British Riviera'!
The cottage was lovely, you might see it reincarnated in the near future
, interesting because it was upside-down. There were several cottages and a large house that was also a guest house - beautiful setting. My holiday was restful but very wet! Not much sun, I didn't get to top up my tan. One day we were 'rained in' following a torrential downpour during the night. Couldn't get out of the locale so we stayed in for the day, playing card games, watching TV and I went back to my old pasttime, cross-stitching (always take some with me). We were meanies and made my son practice his Tuba too, every day!
We did manage some days out and some meals out, we visited some good and some not so good places. Lee will be pleased to know that we went to see her friends at the Plymouth Aquarium. Quite disconcerting to see sharks swimming above you - they have really big teeth! All the fish seemed really happy to be there
Another day we went see a model village - loved that, must have something to do with simming. Spent a sunny day at an otter rescue centre, watching them and learning about conservation, then we went for a ride on a steam train, I fell asleep.
We had a lovely day out at a miniature horse centre too, watching and stroking the tiny horses and donkeys.
We didn't really go for walks, gardens or to see natural wonders because of the weather and the ground was extremely soggy underfoot if you weren't walking on any paths. We did drive through Dartmoor National Park one day.
Whilst we were away we celebrated our 29th Wedding Anniversary, although not in style because that was a very wet day and we got soaked! We did eat out several times during our time away so it wasn't all spent cooking.
My husband took some pictures, I don't because I'm not very good at that and I can't work our complicated camera! When I get a minute I'll find some and post them to this thread.
I now have my cat, Coke, back from the cattery, a little thinner and who is very pleased to see me and keeps coming to visit and purr at me - I like that