We finally left Radnage, after getting stuck again, and then, on the way to Bridport (http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/uk-holidays/search-and-book/certificated-locations/site-detail/?Id=26390) a stone flicked up from the truck in front and cracked the windscreen, which meant we’d need to get a new windscreen. Then, when we got there, the pitch wasn’t quite level as we parked sideways on, so Mummy had to guide Daddy on and it was a bit of a balancing act to get Pebbles up onto 4 blocks high on one side. There was lots of forward a smidge, right next block under, now back a smidge! Eventually we parked precariously on top of the blocks and everyone was happy. Then Mummy realised she hadn’t been shopping and we had no food, so off she popped to Morrisons and Daddy made this scrummy dinner. It’s chicken, carrots, cranberry sauce and the thing on the left is something he stole from Heston Blumenthal, cauliflower with soft cheese on it, then covered in breadcrumbs, very nice it was too, if you like that sort of thing!
On Thursday Jim got adventurous and sat on the front storage benches, he’s bigger than me so doesn’t normally sit up there, but he seemed quite cool with it today
Then we headed down to Seatown to check out the beach
it was a gorgeous day and we had lots of fun playing on beach
Mummy particularly liked this picture of the inside of the wave
The beach was lovely, but don’t be deceived, it looks like sand but it is definitely a pebble beach, with wonderful views!
On Friday, having been to Morrisons again last night, Mummy still needed stuff from the shops, but this time she walked to the local shop in Chideock. This is a photo of pebbles on the way back down the farm track. The farm track was very busy and cars and tractors went up and down it very fast, so we stayed away from it as much as possible.
The weekend is here! We decided to go and see the donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary as Mummy and Daddy love donkeys and we can go in too, and it’s free, but we gave them a donation to help them. This is me checking Guiness out, he’s a Baudet du Poitou, and Mummy and Daddy fell in love with these long haired donkeys from France
This one decided he wanted to get in the picture too
This was Mummy and Daddy’s favourite donkey out in paddock six. I think they wanted to bring him home with us. He was very cute but huge! He was taller than Daddy!
Afterwards we stopped off at Beer, mainly I think cos Daddy liked the name of it, but also cos Nanny and Grandad used to come here a lot, so we thought we’d take a look. It was OK, but the beach was full of boats and the sun went down behind the cliff, but it was a nice place with lots of shops.
On Sunday we popped up to the local farm shop to get something for dinner, as it was shut on the way back from Beer last night and then we went for a very muddy walk along the coast towards Lyme Regis, but we only got as far as St Gabriel’s Mouth over the Golden Cap as it was so difficult to walk in the mud. Took us hours and we were very tired, so we had hot chocolate and treats when we got back. Then on Monday, Mummy had to drive all the way to Poole on her own to get some new gas pipes as ours were leaking. She did very well considering it was over an hour each way and she had to map read herself. Then on the way back she filled the gas bottles back up again and found a lovely farm shop to get some dinner. On Tuesday daddy tried to empty the tanks, but the handle came off, so he got to use his emergency hatch under the tanks again, but this time he didn’t get dirty, so he was happy. However, he did realise that one of the brake cables had perished, so we needed to get that fixed before we next towed. It was really sunny so we were going to head to the beach after lunch, but Mummy was very ill after lunch so Daddy just washed the car and Pebbles instead. We didn’t mind as we got to look after Mummy. On Wednesday it was Grandads birthday so we sent him a surprise parcel! We also had autoglass coming out to replace the windscreen, however Mummy told them the glass was clear, and it turns out it’s green so he had the wrong one. It was ok though as he reordered it and was going to come back on Friday, so we went to the beach instead! Whilst we were waiting a huge static came down the farm track for the static site round at Seatown. It was huge
Mummy managed to get a picture of the inside of a wave again, but not as good as the other day
and this drift wood made an interesting thing to pee on whilst Mummy was trying to photograph it
we had a lovely run on the beach
and then when we got home I had to share a Mummy cuddle with scratchy again. Really must sort this out.
On Thursday Scratchy and I were having a Mummy cuddle, again, and poor Jim Jam wanted one too….haha you snooze you lose Jimbo
Then we went for a walk to Burton Beach and had a nice run around whilst Mummy took more photos
although Jim was a bit worn out
I really didn’t want to get up on Friday morning, I think I must be getting old. All this excitement tires me out!
Daddy spent the morning fixing the brake cable and then after the nice Autoglass man had replaced Mummys windscreen we headed down to Seatown beach to see the sunset, but unfortunately we missed it! So we had a quick play and then popped into the pub for a sneaky drink whilst watching the sea. Turns out this pub, The Anchor Inn, is one of the top 10 pubs in the country. It ha a lovely garden above the beach and a lovely outside area, so we can see why.
On Saturday we went back to Burton Beach to have a play, but it was really busy, so then we went to the Cider Shed to sample some delicious ciders and Daddy bought some to take home. Turns out it was a very good cider as Mummy and Daddy drunk all 4 litres of one of them that night. Then on Sunday we were off to see Daddys sister and family and Nanny Carol was there too. On the way we stopped at Charmouth Beach and had a walk looking for fossils and met a lovely couple with two huge dogs. They were looking for driftwood as she turned it into furniture and things as a craft. They were very nice. It was nice to see Daddy’s family, but we stayed in the car as they have a dog and cats and there were lots of people so we stayed out of the way. Well that’s it, our time in Chideock is coming to an end, tomorrow we are heading back home, well to Banbury, but it’s as close as we could get with a hardstanding at this time of year. Until next time, Love & Licks, Rosie xxxxx