Thursday, 4 June 2009

Beer and beaches

I love my children, I think they are ace and lovely and a hoot to be around but it was also a lovely treat to leave them in the capable hands of Gran and Grumpy and slope off for two nights on our own. Mum and Dad live in Weymouth and last year we adventured to Lyme Regis, which was gorgeous but thought we'd go a little bit further along the coast this year and ended up choosing Beer. (Of course!) We stayed at the very lovely Bay View Guest House, and would do again in a flash.


The beach was a pebbly fishing cove, and to my mind much more exciting than a sandy beach. We drank beer, we read books, (for me the latest Number 1 ladies detective agency) we ate lovely food and we visited a local attraction which was just amazing. If anyone is visiting Devon this summer I urge you to take a trip in a time machine and visit Pecorama. Pecorama is a manufacturer of toy trains. This attraction is attached to their factory and includes various room sets with train lay outs. We had a ride on the half scale steam train and spent ages in the gardens finding lots f little hidden corners. The cafe was all retro and kitsch too with sundae dishes with Blancmange and massive slices of apple pie. The kids would have loved it and without them? That was really very nice too! Thanks Mum and Dad, it's nice as parents to spend some time together and discover that you still love each other and enjoy each others company as much as ever.


7 comments:

meplusmolly said...

Just lovely..... ;0 x

Indigo Blue said...

I did my teaching practice in Weymouth and my in-laws liked visiting Beer too. Remember sitting on the beach there many moons ago.
Nice to get away sometimes.

Daisie said...

Am mad jealous but very pleased that you and Simon had such a lovely time :-)
xxx

Jackie said...

Oh how lovely. So romantic. I love Beer, I only went for a day about 12 years ago, and swam in the sea. Its such a typical English seaside holiday place isn't it?

wonderwoman said...

sounds like you had a lovely time - used to go to weymouth a lot as a child - dad used to take me mackerel fishing!

karen said...

so happy you got that time, it's so special.

Indigo Blue said...

There is an award for you on my blog. 1st June post.