Saturday, 28 August 2010

A few days away

Hello everyone thought you might like to see some photos of my recent little break in Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset and we only went for four days haha. We stayed at a gorgeous hotel, Beechfield House Hotel and it was as wonderful as we remembered it. We had previously stayed there in 2007 but not in this room with it's half tester - boy you needed a step to get up to the bed! It was extremely comfortable though. Sunday we drove to Poole and walked along the harbour, skimming stones and looking for shells - in the pouring rain - we made the best of it, well you have to when you are on holiday in the UK don't you. Then got back into the car to dry off and drove to Corfe Castle in Dorset. Still raining but that didn't stop us from enjoying the sights and the magnificence of the place.
Think my new craft room needs some work don't you? haha

Monday we went to Longleat and this visit was even better than in 2007. We fed deer from our car (you buy £1 pot of special deer pellets) and the deer have no fear and just stick their heads through the open car windows - I don't have any photos of this as I was using the video camera but the film is very amusing. Of course we did everything on our Longleat passports and made a day of it, including riding on the train,
riding the simulator (which to be honest wasn't very good), Kris and I went into the Maze and found the middle and the way out again! Went into Longleat House and also in to see the bats again a favourite of our visit back in 2007 and again a bat wee'd on me - charming hahaha.

we spent in Bath itself. Beginning at the Roman Baths and I tasted the waters - they weren't as bad as i thought they would be and drank half a glass. :) Although the admission price was expensive at £12 a ticket we combined them with a ticket to the Fashion Museum and it didn't work out too bad. I think both museums were value for money in their information and enjoyment. After lunch we went on a boat trip down the Bristol Avon and I got to see my first kingfisher - unfortunately it was too quick for me and I missed getting a photo. As you can see from the photos it didn't rain all the time we were away and we all had a thoroughly brilliant relaxing time.

I'll just leave you with a photo that I took laying down from the bed on Wednesday morning just to show you the wonderful view and how high up the bed was haha.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
- x -


Di said...

Oh what a fab weekend Tracey. Longleat is brilliant isn't it, I love it there.

What a gorgeous view from your room too xx

Angelnorth said...

Looks like a fab few days away, Tracy! Hope you're rested and refreshed and ready for school action again now!

Hazel said...

Thank you for showing us your lovely photos - looks like a lovely place to stay - glad you had a good time x

Karen said...

Awe that brought back some wonderful memories of various holidays in all those places Tracey! When I lived in Bournemouth we loved going to the beach at Poole to skim stones :D XXX

Kaz said...

The photos are fab Tracey, I'm glad you had such a great break xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh this looks like a lovely break. I used to be a student in Bath (a looong time ago LOL!) and it's a beautiful place indeed. How funny about the bat - my grandmother would say it's lucky! Good luck going back to school. I'm back this Thursday too :-(