Wednesday, 31 August 2011


A couple of weeks ago, Bald bloke and I went off on a jolly to Devon.
Sea and sand (and pebbles) ice creams and rubbish British weather...weh hey! You cant beat the feeling of toes in silky pink sand and the smell of good old vinegar and chips by the seaside.
Ooooh it was so nice spending more than the usual 48 hours a week with the bald bloke, no stinky boys and no cooking! (that, believe me was the biggest highlight as I loathe cooking to the point that I'd rather squeeze lemon juice in my eyes than rustle up a meal for 4)
We did have one very sunny day where we went up coast to the rather quaint Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and a place called Beer and on the rainy days we went to the pictures to see the Inbetweeners which, having a toilet sense of humour and being the owners of two teenage boys, we both found hilarious to the point of tears or mooched about the shops and pretty villages stopping to drink tea and eat cake in twee teashops.
Great stuff. Just wish we had a bit more of the old spondoolies to spend there though as we visited some wonderful antique centres and a museum full of vintage signs and motoring memorabilia that was about to close forever and be sold off.. I only bought a little vintage pot home with me from Devon as I loved the Celadon green colour and the cute little deer and rabbit.I did get my swimsuit though, a spotty red and white 50s style one from ForLuna, which made me more of a butternut squash shape than a baking potato but the 'walk of shame' was not only a quick scuttle from the changing room to the pool.. ohhhhhh nooooo siree, it involved slippery flights of stairs and glass doors that refused to open aswell as the forgotten towels and having to do a swim-suited 'mince' to reception to borrow a pound for the locker.
All in all, a hideous out of pool experience.
Hmm swimming is definitely not my thing..
(but at least I had a gorgeous swimsuit)

We came home to a weeks worth of cleaning and washing, the obligatory broken mug and thirsty chickens
but at least dog-fur covered house was still standing.
BOYS are pesky and stinky creatures I can tell you.

Last week I have had the oldies to stay from over the sea who I haven't seen for a year, it takes a while to get used to seeing your parents after that length of time as strangely you remember them best from your teenage years and still expect them to look like that.
Tomorrow I've got to think up free stuff to do with my bestest buddy.
I think a picnic is called for by the river. have certainly been a mad busy month!
Now I'm off to list stuff on eBay so that I have more than 89p in the bank for September!... cheerio x


  1. Oh you are brave leaving the teens behind - haven;t worked out what we'll do when ours get to old to come with us.

    I recognise the places you've visited - we were there at the beginning of the month :)

  2. Sounds as if you had a great time -even if you had to come home to boy chaos!

  3. Good to have you back blogging again :) I went to see the Inbetweeners film last night and loved it, it was hillarious, can't wait to get it on DVD, looks like you had a lovely break well except for the swiiming fiasco xxxx

  4. What a shame about the museum (wouldn't have minded taking some of their enamel signs off their hands, though!) Lovely cossie but why oh why don't they magically transform one into the same form as the model pictured wearing them? I sympathise on the squash front, I am an apple! I've baked three cakes this week and made jam so there is really no hope for me! Take care.
    Hen x

  5. Lol, I was in Sidmouth myself today and took an almost identical photo as your first one! :) Glad you had a lovely holiday, and that is indeed a gorgeous swimsuit!

  6. Glad you had a lovely time down here in Devon - and the swimsuit well I am sure Lyme Regis will never be the same again!

  7. I love that area of England - love it and love the good old British weather. I laughed so much at your description of your swimming fiasco - you were very brave to start with - and I am one of those butternut shapes that have no actual shape just straight up and down :) Oh well got to love us huh?

  8. Some very well deserved time away to an extraordinary couple. Fabulous.

  9. Even returning to a topsy-turvy house is worth the holiday since we all need a bit of summer fun with our sweeties!

  10. Sounds like the perfect holiday and so nice to find your house still intact.We once came home to a very tidy house but then over the next few days I discovered masny things covered in egg yolk as one of their now ex friends thought it would be funny to have an egg fight!Don't you just love them!! Hope you are feeling a bit brighter and that pay day has arrived.I read your comment on Happy's blog and had to laugh at the dog poo are a tonic..keep your chin up,honey.
    Anne xx

  11. Hi tart pants!!
    glad you had a good hols and some quality time with bald bloke hehe!

    Kate and I saw you walking Red the other day in the Link - you must walk up the road a bit further and call in for a cuppa or two ;o)

    loadsaluv Jax xxxx

  12. I had to laugh at the swimsuit mincing, sorry! Glad to hear you had a good holiday x

  13. I love love love your blog...and I just added it to my blog as a click on...I hope you don't mind!

    Have a great day and check out mine when you feel like it..]



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