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Jun 14, 2014 - Burnham-on-Sea

Pax is 2 today! We checked out of Dunstan House and went to return our last gas bottle out of Homer. It turns out that West Country should not have bought back our previous 3 bottles, as we had never been given the correct paperwork when we acquired them! So this last bottle proved a bit of a problem – but we’ve left it with Andrew to get rid of. We arrived at Andrew and Alison’s late morning and in the afternoon we walked to Watchfield Inn where the boys had a few games of pool after a beer or two in the sunshine. Afterwards we had a...

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Nov 13, 2012 - Burnham Carnival

This morning it was raining and grey. We took a walk into Tesco’s for the paper and milk and checked out all the “carts” lined up on Queen’s Drive for tonight’s carnival in Burnham-on-Sea. The November illuminated carnival is famous in Somerset and has been running for over 400 years. The origins of the carnival lie in nearby Bridgwater where the inhabitants commemorated the date of Guy Fawkes' failure to blow up parliament in 1605. Several parades are run over a two week period starting in Bridgwater and ending in Glastonbury. At 6.30pm...

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Nov 11, 2012 - Home Farm

We stayed 2 enjoyable nights at Wendy’s including a fun night playing Phase 10 with Marie and Olivia on Tuesday. David and Sheppy enjoyed their walks to the garage to get the paper each day! We said our fond farewells again on Wednesday and left Portlaoise after lunch arriving at Rosslare late afternoon. It was €5 to stay in the ferry carpark overnight and boarded at 9am Thursday morning. The crossing was 3½ hours to Fishguard and we then drove straight through to Home Farm at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset. We had forgotten but this weekend is...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Somerset

We resume our travels after a ten week break in New Zealand. Thank you to our friends and family who had us to stay, and to Paul who loaned us his car for the duration. We spent time in Auckland, Te Puke and the last 5 weeks in Papamoa with our daughter, both before and after the birth of our beautiful grandson, Paxton. Leaving him was not easy, but we were lucky to spend 3 weeks living with the new family and seeing him grow from his birth weight of 8lb 1oz to 10lb 10oz. He is thriving! The night before we left we had a lovely family...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Our new home!

We dropped into West Country Motors to ensure the bank transfer overnight had been successful and then drove into Weston-Super-Mare. We had something to eat at the Driftwood Café at the Aquarium, then went for a walk along the beach. Weston has the 2nd highest tidal range in the world, 15 metres, and the tide was way out! We walked out on the Grand Pier with all its arcade machines and attractions and then around some of the shops . We did a bit more shopping for things for the motorhome (getting excited by this time!). We headed back to...

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Jul 1, 2008 - Happy Canada Day

So we are on the tour bus of London, go past Trafalgar square and what do we see? Alberta tourism giving a free concert to celebrate Canada day! HUge stage, video screens, east cost musicians, bison burgers... all the fixings of a typical Canada day. We spent our day going to Burnham-on-sea... a very very small town on the Irish sea... very silty water and not much to do, but what a relief from the hectic pace of Rome and Italy. After getting settled in the best bandb we have ever been to (Magnolia HOuse) we took a stroll along the beach...

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Jul 24, 2007 - School Holidays

Yipeeee, we are on holiday until the 3rd September. Sam and Josh will mainly be at home, but there will be a few adventures! It's been a manic day as Sam had his last ever day at Pre-School with a special show where they all went on holiday together and then it was birthday tea time with William and Jack.

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Summer Holidays 2007