Sunday, 1 May 2011

More From Our Easter Break

Final post on our Easter holiday.


On Bank Holiday Monday we started the day with breakfast down at The Tea Caddy, Axmouth.  I blogged about The Tea Caddy last year here.  There's William looking at the menu deciding how big a Full English Breakfast he was going to have. 

Once again it was another beautiful day.  There was quite a bit of activity on the river and in and around the Sailing Club.  I can't tell you how good it was to eat breakfast in the fresh sea air watching the boats sail by.

After breakfast we headed for Rousdon Car Boot Sale.  We had been told about it by a very friendly couple on the campsite. 

On the Saturday evening we had a problem with the gas not coming through to the oven in the van.  William was outside trying to fix it and a friendly soul called Martin stopped to see if he could help.  Well, the problem wasn't fixed that night but we didn't go hungry.  Martin and his wife insisted that we cook our food in their oven and not only that but his wife then set their table for us, poured wine and made us more than welcome.  How was that for friendliness?  We stayed the whole evening chatting away and had a great time getting to know them.


Rousdon Car Boot Sale turned out to be a humongous affair.  In a huge field, very well organised and very popular.  I think it's on every Sunday throughout the summer and also on Bank Holidays.

DSC_0195bWilliam kept being drawn to this kind of stall.  Tools, hardware, batteries and that kind of stuff.  He's got a thing about batteries, I think he lives in dread of running out of them, therefore buys some everywhere he goes!  Funnily enough, he didn't buy any on this particular day.


I was drawn to this kind of stall selling old stuff, pottery, china, glass and all sorts of odd and ends like that.


A snack bar should you feel the need of a little refreshment.


Here he is again checking out that same stall.


I made a purchase at this stall.  A Colclough fine bone china tea service.  More on that another day.

We really enjoyed tootling around this car boot sale, I'm sure we'll go back again.  It's not a bad way to spend a couple of hours on a sunny Sunday afternoon. 

In fact we had a really good holiday overall and I still can't believe how good the weather was!  My daughter, Victoria, and her little family were over in Cornwall while we were in Devon and they had an excellent holiday too, spending nearly every day on the beach.  What a difference it makes when the sun shines, eh daughter?




jennyfreckles said...

How lovely to share your holiday memories and beautiful photos. It is a lovely part of the world. You were so lucky with the weather - hope it last until my hol soon!

Karen said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos with us.

Debbie said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I just love things like this. Now, I'm going to head to google to find out what the British term "boot" corresponds to in America. I'm thinking garage or attic?

Because of course, at first glance, I was looking for boots. LOL