Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Cheddar - Easter 2016

It was Mike's 50th birthday on the Saturday so we were taken out for the morning by my Uncle and Auntie.  They took us to Burnham-on-Sea for a wander (and Mike bought himself a new watch!) and then to a small cafĂ© overlooking the sea for lunch.  By the time we got back it was almost time to get ready for the evening.  13 of us enjoyed a wonderful Indian meal at Cheddar Cottage with wine supplied by the owners of the campsite (how nice was that?!).  A good time was had by all!!

On Easter Sunday we were up early to visit the local car boot sale.  We didn't find it as good this year but the hit and miss weather was probably a factor.  After the boot sale we headed into the village for lunch in a small tea room and then spent the afternoon chilling.  That evening 6 of us went for a meal and a few drinks.  How quickly did Easter go?  No sooner than we had pitched up it seemed that we were packing up to leave on Easter Monday.  Everyone had a great time and we look forward to doing it all again next Easter, same time same place!

We're now in the process of cleaning and re-packing Bessy as we're off again on 6th April.  St Ives is our destination to celebrate me catching up with Mike!!!

Cheddar - Easter 2016

We were both so looking forward to our now annual trip to Cheddar because not only we were catching up with the regular Easter gang (now known as the Cheddstockers!) but we were celebrating Mike's 50th birthday too!

We left home at what felt like the crack of dawn (6:30am!) to get up to our motorhome dealer in Somerset for Bessy's first habitation service (which thankfully she passed with flying colours!).  They provided us with a courtesy car so we spent the morning out and about locally before heading to Cheddar Bridge Touring Park to pitch up for the long weekend.  We spent the evening with friends and family, who were also staying on the site.

Good Friday was a glorious day, couldn't have asked for more.  Mike and I put on our walking boots and enjoyed a lovely walk along the river and around the Cheddar reservoir.  Along the way we were lucky enough to hear a woodpecker, a skylark and a bitterne.  We also spotted frogspawn for the first time in years.  The spring lambs were all happily bleating away and the reservoir paths were full of dog walkers enjoying the warm sunshine.

Later that day the rest of the gang arrived and once pitched up we all sat outside catching up with them and getting to know the newbies.  We all spent that evening in the pub!