Saturday, July 28, 2007

Westward Ho! to Eastward home...

Hi everyone! I'm back from my summer holiday with the family. Did you miss me? :o)
After years of camping and having wet success, we decided this year to stay in a static caravan...and I'm so glad we did...with the summer that Britain is having I wouldn't want to be in a tent!!! We stayed right on the beach front in Westward Ho! (North Devon) which is a beautiful place in the UK. It was an adventurous holiday starting with our drive early last Saturday morning (the morning after the big storm that flooded many parts of the Midlands) I knew we were in for a long drive as the M5 was closed in parts and was just starting to move after being jammed through the previous night. We opted to drive down the A429 which ended up being a fairly decent route..though we did drive through some pretty deep water and we were holding our breath as we sloshed through. As we drove we saw cars that were abandoned on the side of the road...some right in the middle of the road! And we also saw a group of holiday makers with caravans all parked up on the grassy area in the middle of a roundabout. Once we were just north of Bristol the chaos of the night before was less evident, but the M5 still seemed like a bad choice so we continued down using A roads...a very very slow process, but eventually we arrived.
We had some nice days out with the children and lunch on the beach on a couple of occasions which makes for all the ingredients of a lovely holiday. We had two really bad days of rain and took the opportunity to visit Atlantic Village just outside Bideford. Right in the middle of this mall was a knitted house...which I took pictures of..with my family saying..."hmmm is that blogging material?" "Sure is!!" Enjoy!






12 comments:

Fiona said...

I love that house. Reminds me of when I was little and we did Hansel and Gretel at school and the witch's house was decorated with multicoloured cellophane sweet wrappers that the children collected.

Anina said...

Of course those are PERFECT blog photo's. A knitted house, imagine. It's a good thing it's in a mall, since it's probably not very weatherproof. :-D

anne bebbington said...

You must have almost come past our house in Taunton on the way down - glad you managed some beach time in and amongst the rain - I think we've probably faired better down here than further up country - good job you didn't pick the Cotswolds

kirsty said...

I'm so glad you took pics of that house - it's AMAZING!! I love it :D

Karol-Ann said...

Amazing! A knitted house! Even a knitted tree... the mind boggles LOL

Glad to have you back safe and sound.

atet said...

Ok, that is more knoitting than I ever hope to come near to doing! But it is way cool. Glad you had a great trip and are safe and sound!

Thimbleanna said...

Welcome Back! We did indeed miss you!

Connie W said...

So good to have you back here posting again. I can say that is the very first knitted house that I have ever seen and it's a cutie for sure. We've been hearing about the rains and flooding over there. What a sad thing, I hope the worse is over now.

Suzie Sews said...

WOW< Love the house pictures as for the stones...pretty pretty pretty!!!
Szuie Sews

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Hi Jane, Thanks for your post on my blog, I really appreciate it.

Hope your cousin's baby is going on well. Those incubators are wonderful things.

I love the knitted house - what a great idea, but I won't be attempting one!

Quilting Kim said...

I love the knitted house and yes, that is great blogging material. Thanks for sharing.

katepang said...

Wow to the house. Absolutely brilliant. Note to self, MUST make the gingerbread house with the children again this year instead of dodging it, which I have done for last 3 Christmases!