Thursday, 12 April 2012

Easter in Cheddar 2012

Paddy had quite a few short walks from the site but couldn't quite make it all the way into the village.  Michael and I nipped in for coffee Saturday morning and then spent the rest of the day on site with Paddy.  We had another lovely meal in the White Hart in Cheddar later that evening.

We were quite lucky with the weather again this trip, although it wasn't wall to wall sunshine everyday!  I didn't take any photos on Easter Sunday as we spent most of it at a car boot sale and then having Sunday lunch.

It was a very relaxing Easter break.  Both Paddy and Michael came home feeling rested and that's what we wanted to achieve.  We travelled home on Easter Monday is torrential rain but no-one seems to mind that once the holiday is over!!!

Our next trip is in a few weeks time for the next Bank Holiday in early May.  We're off to Charmouth to camp with some friends so I had better start stocking up on the cider!!!

Easter in Cheddar 2012 (Monument crash!)

Just a week before we arrived in Cheddar a local taxi driver had crashed into the ancient monument that sits proudly in the village.  The temporary traffic lights were causing chaos over the bank holiday weekend.  We walked past the damage each time we went into Cheddar.  The story even made the national press!

Easter in Cheddar 2012

It was a lovely time of year to be in Cheddar.  The flora, fauna and wildlife was in abundance in the village.

Easter in Cheddar 2012

Good Friday was my birthday so we had planned to meet up with some visiting friends for lunch in Cheddar.  We had a wander in the village and then sat outside the Riverside Inn for a few hours. A good time was had by all.  Our evening was spent on site with family again, drinking wine!!! Not a bad way to spend my birthday!!!

Easter in Cheddar 2012 (Cheddar Bridge)

We were all up at what seemed like the crack of dawn on Thursday morning ready to head up the M5 to Brent Knoll where Daisy was booked into our motorhome dealer for her first service and habitation.  We had a courtesy car for the day so drove around the local area.  We collected her mid afternoon and drove to Cheddar where we had booked 4 nights at the fantastic adults only campsite, Cheddar Bridge.

The sun was shining on our arrival - always a good sign.  We pitched up and then spent the evening in Cheddar with family who were staying on the same site!


Easter in Cheddar 2012 (Minnows, Tiverton)

After Paddy not being well during February and March and then Michael 'doing his back in' at work just a few weeks before Easter we weren't sure if we'd actually get away, but Paddy improved and Michael was told complete rest was what he needed so we headed off for an Easter chill out on Wednesday 4th April!

Our first night was an overnight stop at the Caravan Club affiliated site near Tiverton (Minnows).  After driving through rain for most of our journey we arrived on site to a short spell of sunshine so took Paddy for a walk along the canal before spending the rest of the evening in!