We've decided that we're not really bothered anymore about having one long holiday, with perhaps a couple of short breaks, each year. Both of us feel we'd rather forego the long holiday and have more short breaks - brother and SiL are always happy for us to go down and spend a few days with them, which is lovely. We do tend to avoid going there during the summer holiday season though, Cornwall is just far too busy during summer nowadays. We're also thinking of spending 3 or 4 days at a time in neighbouring counties....we feel we don't have to drive 100s of miles anymore to feel like we're on holiday, it's the break from routine in a different place that's important. So that's what we're going to do next year.
Thursday, 10 November 2016
It was my birthday last Sunday, and a few days before we made a spur of the moment decision to go away for a short break. Having done a bit of googling, I found an apartment near the harbour in Torquay that was very reasonably priced, so it was booked and paid for. Torquay's not very far for us to go, it only took us about 1 1/4 hours to get there, so was ideal for a quick short break. We had a nice time, friends of ours also happened to be on holiday down there and so we met up with them a couple of times, and my brother (whose birthday is also this week) and sister in law came up from Cornwall to spend the day with us too.