Saturday, 15 August 2009

Holiday Diary!

So we just got home from our family summer holiday.
We managed to pack in loads but i think we could've easily found another weeks worth of things to do!
We are very lucky that that my partner's Dad has recently bought a holiday home in Dawlish, South Devon which our family and our {unfortunately VERY NAUGHTY} dog* can stay in

on Dawlish beach
colourful beach huts

We met up with the rest of the family for sunday lunch
note all the girls hiding from the camera
I of course always hide behind the camera!

a trip to Paignton Zoo
today was cloudy and we had very light drizzle
so we decided this would be the perfect day for a trip to the zoo zoo ZOO
much walking my poor legs had had enough after 6 hours!

we saw loads of great animals, it is a lovely zoo

monkey heights

prairie dogs


On Tuesdays, Grandad Dave and his partner Sue,
look after her grandchildren,
so we all took a short trip on the train to Teignmouth
and then another very short trip on the ferry to Shaldon,
on our way up the hill to the smugglers tunnels and Ness Cove beach we found these fantastic hub-cap teepee's

today we had a day out with Grandad Dave
first we went to see the caves at Kent's Cavern
which we all enjoyed my daughter especially
unfortunately all my photo's were rubbish
so you are spared photo's of stalagmites and stalactites!

we stopped off at a lovely pebbley beach for a pic-nic

and then we went to the Museum at Torquay
because they were having a sci-fi exhibition
my son went totally star struck when he was confronted
with props from his beloved Doctor Who
so although he looks likes he's miserable in the photo's
he was really happy honest!

"erm there's something behind you"

even Storm Troopers need hugs!


"very scary monsters"


we had a much deserved lovely lazy day on the beach
picking through pebbles and shells
and building sandcastles and paddling
and watching the trains go by

Dawlish's famous Black Swans

after a lovely week on holiday without a single arguement
and lots of fun and beautiful sunshine and cakes and icecreams
it was time to pack up and come home

my son as ever the joker
decided to steal various items and dress up
me and my daughter were creased up laughing

*due to the naughty dog there was a bit of paintwork to repair!


Hannah said...

aww looks like you all had a great time! I am glad you are back though, you were missed! :) I hope there isn't too much paint repair needs doing :)

Georgia Peachez said...

Oh my, now stinin' fun! Great pics! xo,suzy

koralee said...

Wow..looks lovely ....I so am wanting to visit those beach huts...nothing like that on the Westcoast of glad your vacation was so Wonderful!

Domestic Kat said...

Oh wow, that teepee is pretty cool.

Im a bit gutted tho that the pics of the caves didnt come out well. I would have loved to see those.

Kat x

Suzanne Vaughan said...

I love Devon. We are going to North Devon soon. Looks like youy had a fab time!

ATELIER said...

Happy hols - at least it wasn't chucking it down. I'm running a craft show in Braunton in November and it would be lovely if you brought some of your vintage violet goodies along. Email me via my website and I can send more details

Bigbluebed said...

Looks like you had a lovely holiday.

misselaineous said...

GREAT photos...too fun. the beach huts in a row made me hungry for candy...the colors! and the "prairie dog people bubble" is too much!! glad you had a fabo vacation...looks like lots of fun!! Happy Sunday *elaine*

Laurie said...

How lovely! I feel your pain -- we had a similar repair due to a naughty dog at a vacation rental last year!

Miaou said...

I love the hubcap teepee, and that photo of your boy dressed up is hilarious!!

Tamsyn said...

looks like you had a fab family break, with lots of adventures:) The doctor who museum looks fun. x

Apryl said...

looks like you had a fantastic time.. especially your son getting his picture taken next to the tardis! fantastic.. boo for doggy being naughty! I have missed your blog posts, tweets and chats on yahoo! I haven't talked to anyone about old buttons and doilies for ages!

Abi Bundy said...

I have a photo of those beach huts in Dawlish!! taken at he exact same angle :) Great photo's and i would love to know how you go the animals to pose for you while you were in the dome! they never do that for me i've given up trying now. Looks like you had a good time!