Friday, 29 August 2014

Devon Week 1

We have just come back from another lovely holiday in Devon at Whitehill Country Park.
We arrived at the tail end of hurricane Bertha and the first night was a bit hairy, big winds and rain but once again our Montana stood strong.
After setting up, unpacking and putting away our tesco delivery when had a well earned drink and Chinese takeaway.

During our first week we had lovely weather, a couple of showers which we dodged and it rained a little at night but apart from that it was t shirt weather.

We spent some time on Goodrington Sands, collecting shells and flying kites.
The children, Megan in particular, spent a lot of time in the pool too. She was in at least once every day and sometimes twice. Ben found it a bit chilly, but still managed to have a good few dips!

We visited one of our very favourite places, Pennywell Farm, and spent a lovely day, holding animals, exploring willow mazes, pond dipping, tractor rides and pig racing!

In Brixham we had a lovely wander around, and went onto tho Golden Hind, which Ben really enjoyed.

We ventured into Cornwall and visited The Eden Project, which we have never been to. They had a dinosaur exhibition on with very realistic dinosaurs!

We took a trip from Torquay to Brixham on the ferry and although we didn't see any dolphins this time, we still enjoyed the trip across the bay.

One of the best days involved crabbing at Stoke Gabriel. We caught loads, bucket fulls!!! The secret is putting bacon into the nets, but don't tell anyone!!!!

So during our first week we did lots, we spent a relaxed time together too, enjoying family time.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Mustard Cheese Board

We were sent a very lovely cheese board from the very kind people at Mustard to try and and see what of thought of it.
As we love cheese at Wright towers it would of been rude to refuse!!!
The board has a great slogan on, that really tickled me, "To brie or not to brie???"

As soon as I knew the board was on its way I began deciding which cheeses we were going to have to try it out!
When it arrived it had been well wrapped in bubble wrap so was it perfect condition.
The board is a glass board with rubber feet to stop it sliding all over the work surface.

The cheese and crackers I had picked looked lovely and if we had friends round would look great as a centre piece after a meal.
I eventually decided on Edan, Wensleydale with Cranberries, Cheddar with Shallots and obviously BRIE!
I served it up with some very tasty crackers and black grapes. Just delish!!!

Looks rather lovely, what do you think?

The board looks like it has been made to a really good quality, it is dishwasher safe and oven safe, which makes ita really versatile board for the kitchen.

I am sure it will be very well used here as our love of cheese is definitely going to continue!

Cirque Du Hilarious

A couple of weeks ago we were very lucky to be invited to see a show in Blackpool. The show is called Cirque Du Hilarious and is on throughout August on the Central Pier in Blackpool.
It is years since I have been to the circus and my children haven't ever been so we were really looking forward to it.
As it was in Blackpool and the weather was so lovely we decide to make a day of it and have a picnic on the beach and chips after!
The children had a great time on the beach, paddling and building sandcastles and all too quickly it was time to go to the show.

The venue (Central Pier) was a great size and laid out with tables and chairs so you could sit wherever you wanted.
We picked seats just to the right of the stage, right at the front so we all had a good view.

How did they do that???
The show is run by a father and son act, Clive Webb and Danny Adams,  with extra help from another son and other people. There are dancing girls who come on inbetween the acts which creates a nice break.
The group work really well together who are very well rehearsed together and you may have seen them at Butlins.

The show is really funny, with a great balance of humour, funny acting and a huge amount of "should that have happened???"

There was a little bit of 'cheeky' humour, which was very well done (and went completely over the childrens heads!!!)
We enjoyed it so much, even though it was nothing like what I was expecting! 
Even now, a couple of weeks on, certain phrases are still being repeated and "do you remember.......?" still being quoted, which in my opinion is the sign of a fab day out.

I haven't got a guitar!!!
If you are in Blackpool, you definitely need to see this. Take a look here at show times and to buy your tickets.

We were invited along to see the show. All opinions are our own.