Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Day trippin' #2 Crazy golfers

Ever since Mr P and I found out that there was a UK crazy golf tournament every year we've joked about entering and giving it a go. Well I say joked, we seem to spend a lot of our weekends hunting down new courses. Needless to say, I suck. I used to be pretty good at the ol' crazy 'sport', but now I've met my match. To say I need to practice is a bit of an understatement (let's just say I've treated myself to a putter from the 99p shop so I can practice at home). 

Anyway, I thought I'd share a few photos and a bit of a review of two of the most recent courses we've visited...

Dawlish Warren

As we live in Exeter, we like to look for places to go that aren't too far away and will cost a fortune to go to for the day. We headed down to Dawlish Warren back at Easter (it's only a few miles away from Exeter and a beautiful train ride on a sunny day), but sadly the amusements and fish and chip shops were closed so we embarked on a walk to Dawlish instead. Sadly they were the worst fish and chips I have EVER tasted from 'Baileys', so bad in fact that Mr P (who was born hungry and NEVER wastes food), fed his to the seaguls. To make up for it we treated ourselves to a scrummy cornish ice cream from Gay's creamery - I insist that you go there, it's amazing!

Anyway a couple of weeks ago we revisited Dawlish Warren and this time the amusements were open. I believe it was £4 pp for crazy golf (a little steep but the course looked like pirate heaven and I was mega impressed). Sadly the course did not live up to expectations, it seems all the money was spent on decorations and not on the actual golfing. We whizzed around in no time and were left somewhat disappointed, well I'd just lost so of course I was a sore loser. 

Here are a couple of photos from our trip..  

Mr P playing crazy golf
Yes, I am a goon!


This weekend the sun came out to play once again, so we thought it would be rude not to make the most of it and go have fun too. We headed down to Exmouth for a game of crazy golf, a walk on the beach and some good old fish and chips. 

I can't recommend the crazy golf at Exmouth enough. It's a bargain at £2 pp for an adult and I believe £1 for a child. The course is fun, exciting and always brings on some giggles. If you can ignore the boy racers cruising along the sea front, it's a brill way to spend the day.

Mr P playing crazy golf once again.

Peppa Pig?
The incredible hulk?

Mr P playing with his shiny new camera, taking a photo of me taking a photo of him!
A very pretty Exmouth beach!
After our stroll along the beach we headed into the town in search of a good fish and chip shop. Mr P decided he wanted ketchup on his so couldn't wrap them back up and insisted on carrying them, open, down the street. I warned him to cover them up so the crazy seaguls wouldn't attack but man knows best, or so he thinks har har! We were almost at the crossing to sit by the sea and SPLAT, a seagul pooed luckily only on the paper of Mr P's fish and chips. Needless to say I laughed a LOT.

I hope you had as fun a weekend as we did. What did you get up to? 


Monday, 21 May 2012

Bloomin' lovely!

Hooray, spring has finally returned!! As you can probably tell I can barely contain my excitement. As much as I love the heat and sun of summer and the snow in winter, nothing beats the colours of spring on autumn. Since the return of the sunshine I've been making the most of getting out and about taking photos of all things colourful, these are just a few photos I've taken on my phone that I thought I'd share with you to brighten up your Monday.

Hope you all had a great weekend and have a great week... the sun has got his hat on after all.


Thursday, 17 May 2012

A very Scottish wedding!

I'll keep this post relatively short and sweet. Last month the bf and I were invited to my lovely friend Kim's wedding in Bath, and what a wedding it was. I absolutely love Bath as a city, it's full of character and charm, plus some good shops too. We arrived in plenty of time so we could find somewhere to park and get to the church without rushing (we even had a spare 5 minutes so I could pop into Cath Kidston - fitting a few purchases in a small handbag was a mission in itself). The ceremony itself was in St Michael's church, somewhere I'd never paid much attention too despite it being opposite the CK store. Needless to say the church was beautiful, but nothing compared to how beautiful Kim looked when she arrived. If you know me you'll know I cry at anything, and this was no exception. Seeing Kim beaming at Alan as she walked down the isle made me well up like you wouldn't believe, they looked so happy and content, it was fabulous. 

After the ceremony was the drinks reception at the Guildhall, yet another amazing venue (the chandeliers alone cost £1m each), and a chance to congratulation the new Mr and Mrs Glasgow properly. Needless to say the meal and speeches were both lovely, and very very funny. We then headed over towards the Roman Baths for the evening drinks reception where the following photos were taken. 
Mr and Mrs Glasgow
Mine and the bf's name cards.
The Roman Baths.
The bf and I.

I was blown away by the Roman Baths, especially by how beautifully lit they were. It's a truly magical setting for magical wedding, and totally fitting for the newly weds. I guess all I have left to say is a massive congratulations to Mr and Mrs Glasgow, may your future bring you as much happiness as your wonderful day did. 


Friday, 4 May 2012

The day the Queen came to Exeter

This week Queenie and Prince Phillip visited Exeter as part of the Jubilee tour. To most of my friends this wasn't very exciting as they weren't too fond of old Queenie. I, on the other hand, could barely contain my excitement. My Dad and I got in the thick of the crowds and waited for her arrival. Naturally she was fashionably late but it was well worth the wait. I couldn't believe how small she was (last time I saw her was 10 years ago and I was a fair bit smaller then myself). She looked amazing though, and so so elegant. It was great to see Prince Phillip looking so well and full of smiles. Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple of my photos from her visit. Long live the Queen!! :)