Thursday, 10 November 2016

Just back

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. 

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.


  1. We much prefer 3 or 4 night breaks rather than a week, and always enjoy returning home.

  2. Belated birthday, making plans for next year will give you something to look forward to xx

  3. Happy birthday, it's a good month for birthdays xxx

  4. So glad you enjoyed your break in Torquay! We are only just around the coast in Paignton! Living here we feel we don't need to go away, and if we do 'go away' it is only for two or three days. Even though there is much to be improved in Torquay town centre, as with many towns these days (far too many fast food places, closed shops, pound shops - I know these are necessary and I don't mind being called a snob, which no doubt I will be in saying this - but they do lower the tone of a place. But the natural environment, the hills, the coast, the sea inlets, some of which have formed the harbours, are still as beautiful as ever, and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Oh, and I hope you have a view of the harbour if you stayed very close to it.
    PS I do now have my blog which, some time ago, you suggested I had!
    Margaret P

  5. Belated birthday wishes.
    Glad you had a nice break-x-


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