Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Cheddstock 2015 - Easter

On Easter Saturday we got the bikes off the back of the camper finally and spent some of the day biking to Sandford, home of Thatchers cider, where we picked up some supplies before biking back to the site to spend the afternoon getting ready for our busy evening.  I had booked 13 of us into the local Indian restaurant.  A great time was had by all, especially after the meal when all 13 of us (and 2 dogs) were crammed into the Airstream for after dinner drinks!!

Cheddar hold a regular weekly car boot sale, just a short walk from the campsite, each Sunday so most of us visited that on Easter Sunday morning (those that weren't too worse for wear!!!).   After we'd all got back a bunch of us sat outside eating Easter cake, kindly made by one of the gang (and lovely it was too!).  Whilst there we had a visit from a guy who was staying at the CC site next door. He'd come to seek us out because his wife follows this blog!  Thank you for reading it Donna and thank you to your husband (who's name I didn't get) and the dog for the visit!

After cake, we decided we needed a walk so Mike & I walked into Cheddar village again.  The sun had come out and it was very busy, as you'd expect for a Bank Holiday weekend.

Later that evening a few of us got together again and had a lovely meal in a pub in the village.  It seems all we did was eat and drink all Easter!  Perfect.

Monday morning was quick to arrive and we were all heading home that day after another brilliant Cheddstock.  It was my birthday on the Monday and at 8:30am we had a knock on the camper door and I was surprised to see most of the group singing happy birthday and holding a cake complete with candles!  Best birthday I've had for years!!!

Our next trip is in just a few weeks time for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, when we head down to Carnon Downs again in the hope that the weather is kind enough for us to bike all weekend!

Cheddstock 2015 - Cheddar Bridge - Easter

After 2 nights in Wells it was time to move on again.  We had to call into our motorhome dealer for a few minor snags to be sorted but once done we were on our way to our now regular Easter home of Cheddar Bridge Touring Park, in Cheddar.  From this year on our Easter break will be known as CHEDDSTOCK!!  This year there were 15 of us in our group in various different units, including a gypsy caravan, and airstream and a static!  It seems to be growing every year.

Once pitched up we had a short walk into Cheddar village and then caught up with the few members of our group who'd arrived the same day.  We had a nice meal in one of the local pubs that evening.

It was very overcast and drizzly on Good Friday so we had a day trip to Weston-Super-Mare with my Auntie and Uncle who were staying on site.  After a short mooch in the shopping centre, and lunch in a cafĂ©, we had a walk along the pier and promenade and even had a ice cream!

Later that afternoon we met up with the rest of the group, who'd arrived during the day on Good Friday, and spent the evening in the pub with some of them.


Wells - March 2015

Soon we were on the move to our next campsite, just a short 7 mile drive from Glastonbury to Wells, a lovely cathedral city.

Other than the strong winds the weather was kind again.  Blue and sunny, just right for a walk into the city once we'd pitched up. 

We had a pub lunch and then had a walk around the Bishops Palace and cathedral area of the city.

We spent a second day in Wells.  The day was less sunny but dry so we walked into the city again and spent the day walking around the weekly farmers market and the craft fair.  We enjoyed a lovely pub lunch that day before walking back to the campsite where we spent the rest of our time chilling out!