Tuesday, 8 June 2010

What a great weekend!!!

What a fantastic weekend Yasmin and I had in Torquay!!

It was brilliant!!

The weather was gorgeous!!

We Stayed at a fantastic B&B called The Shirley Hotel.

When we arrived we were greeted like old friends instead of paying guests!!!

The Shirley is a large Victorian house, it's really clean, very well kept and the rooms comfortable!!


Their breakfast is second to none with plenty even for the largest appetite!!

It's served in a large bright airy dining room decorated with the Victorian look that that Gary and Debbi have tried to keep throughout!!

It's a fabulous way to start the day!!

I would definitely stay there again and would reccommend it to anyone looking for accommodation in the Torquay area!!

We arrived nice and early so we popped to the seafront for a glass of wine in one of the bars!!



We had a lovley fresh crab sandwich for lunch (this took some finding!!) at a delightful 16th Century pub called The Hole in the Wall!!



We certainly chose some great resturants and bars while we were there!!

Saturday we decided to visit Babbacombe!!

If you have never been it is so pretty!!

We spent a good few hours there!!

We started with a glass of wine in the beautiful Cary Arms!!

This pub overlooks the sea, it is really pretty and peaceful!!



We decided to take the fenicular railway to the top (it is quite steep!!)


Then we walked along Babbacombe Downs Road which is very picturesque





and found the beautiful Angel's tea room where we ate a gorgeous (huge) Devonshire tea!!




All in all we had the most wonderful time!!!

Kindest wishes and love




26 comments:

Boonsong said...

I'm pleased that you had such a lovely time.
Babbacombe looks beautiful.
Thanks for these lovely pictures.
Thanks for this great post.

All the best, Boonsong

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh goodness how lovely, oh I do love Devon.
love
Alison
x

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Sounds divine Angel.
What a wonderful way to spen a weekend away from the boys.
Luv Sophie xxx

AshTreeCottage said...

What a lovely trip!! I so enjoyed your beautiful photos. You picked the most charming places to visit!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cally's Cottage said...

So pleased you had fun!And the sun shone too- wonderful.
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Looking Fab in your forties said...

The place looks lovely!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This looks indeed like a brilliant weekend, Angel. I mean taking the railway to the top, how fun is that! Lovely pictures.
Wishing you a lovely evening, do enjoy your evening tea. I know I will, sipping my green tea out of a gorgeous green cup with white spots, pouring another fine cup out of a beautiful tea-for-one-teapot. ^_^
xxxxxxxx

Kathy said...

What a lovely time you had - lovely photos! Don't you just love girly hols?
I haven't been to Devon for ages and ages.
Love Kathy xxx

Florence and Mary said...

Glad you had a great trip!

Victoria xx

Itch2stitch.com said...

I am so pleased that you had such a good time! It sounded wonderful. It certainly is a beautiful area to be in. How are the men getting on with theri scooters? He he! Suzie xxx

Emma said...

Sounds like you had a pretty good time, with lots of nice nosh and plenty of vino too.
How did the chaps get on with their scooters?...x

Kelly said...

Glad you and Yas had a good time! Looks like we will all be going back next year :)

LoloDesigns said...

That looks like a perfect weekend away to me. Not jealous in the slighest :o)

Been an age since I've been there, it was frequent family hol spot when I was a kid, fond memories. xx

Dragonfly said...

Great weekend!! Love the Angels tea room :-)

Josie-Mary said...

Looks like a great weekend. Your photo's make it look lovely, can't believe it's on my doorstep but we never go!
How did the boys get on? x

Ines said...

Hi, Angel-

what a wonderful weekend! All is so beautiful and I can imagine, that you had fun and you are relaxed and refreshed for a new week.

Thank you for this many wonderful photos- all is great!

Hugs, Ines

RosieP said...

Looks fabby sis. Glad you had a good time.

Hugs xxxx

....Petty Witter said...

Glad you had such a great time, very lucky with the weather, it hasn't stopped raining here since Sunday.

Della said...

Ooh, it looks gorgeous! I'm so glad you had a great weekend- you deserve it!

Eternally Distracted said...

it looks fabulous... the first pic of the B&B reminded me of Fawlty Towers ;))

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I'm so happy you had such a lovely weekend, looks like you had some super eating and drinking !
Louise x

Lisa said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend a weekend. And a tea room called Angel's. just perfect!
Lisa x

TCake said...

glad that you had a fab weekend, it all looks lovely. Tx

Biba said...

Sounds like heaven!

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Mimi said...

HI!!!!
OH my what a lovely trip!!!!I would love to be able to go there some day!!!!SO many magnificent palce to see on this earth!!!!I am so adventurous I want to see it all!!!!!
Thanks for sharing every detail!!!!
hugs,
jamie