Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Our Lovely week away

We have just returned from a week in East Sussex.

We stayed in a lovely Bramley and Teal house in Camber Sands.
 (Not too keen on Camber Sands town, but the beach is lovely and the house was great)

We were so lucky with the weather, and spent alot of time on the beach.
It was my youngests 3rd birthday while we were away, we took him to see Toy Story 3 (His first first cinema experience) We all loved it.

We visited the lovely Rare Breeds centre, The boys loved the indoor play area, the piglets, tractor ride and they both held a snake.

We took a train ride from Bodiam to Tenterden. My eldest has always loved trains. It was a lovely trip. We were very excited to find out the train was being filmed by helicopter (see below pic) for the opening scenes of a new ITV programme coming in the Autumn 'Downton Abbey'.

Tenterden was a lovely town.

On our return to Bodiam, we took a walk around the lovely castle. It was about to close so we decided we would return another day.

The ship Inn, Rye.
What a beautiful restaurant! I thought of you lot while i was there. It even had Cath Kidston boat wall paper in the loo's!!

Another lovely day at the beach:

Rye is a pretty little town with a lovely array of teashops and little giftshops.
We had a lovely lunch at Cranberries of Rye.

My eldest made me put this pic on here. Are you ready for a little game?
Its called 'Spot the child'?
If you can spot where my son is hiding in this picture (below), let me know in your comment and you will be in for a chance to win a little something. My son will pick a winner on his birthday at the weekend, (Yes, 2 kids birthdays in August, it's an expensive month!)
And it is not the lady walking under the Arch.

This little shop on the right was so so pretty, right outside the lovely church. Inside was all higgledy piggledy. Don't you just love shops like that??

Pretty little pub:

On our last day we went back to Bodiam castle. The boys had a great time!

We also visited these lovely places:

Apothecary coffee house in Rye
Simply Italian in Rye
The Lodge in Winchelsea for dinner
This farm shop for gorgeous biscuits and chutney.

All in all a lovely holiday


All things bright and beautiful... said...

Hi Lissylou!
I'm hoping he's behind the Tower Forge sign in the foreground or I'm gonna feel silly - lol!
Happy Birthday boys - we have two August birthdays - me and my son Alex - August birthdays are the best - never ever any school!

daisy daydreams said...

Looks like you had a wonderful week - the house looks very pretty

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

Ooh I see feet behind the tower forge sign....is that right??
Pants someone else saw them first!
Looks like a lovely holiday.

Lulu and the Locket said...

haha he's behind the Tower Forge sign, I can see his little feet poking out!! What a wonderful collection of images and Rye I've heard is beautiful, well these pics prove that! I love your blog, it is so refreshing! xx

Floss said...

Oh how lovely - it looks like such a great holiday! I'm going to guess somewhere different for your son's hiding place - I think he's behind the arrow slit to the lower right of the clock...

Have a great time between now and the start of term.

Susan said...

Little feet behind the Tower Forge sign! Good hiding place lol xx

VintageVicki said...

Drat - seems he's not so well hidden ;) - I think also that he's behind the sign too - can just see an extra shape in the shadow.

Looks like you had a great week and lots of sunshine - lucky you :)

Josie-Mary said...

Looks like a great holiday. I couldn't find him in the picture :( x

Lisa said...

The house you stayed in looks very nicely furnished and all spick and span.
Some lovely days out too, Tenterden is just so pretty isn't it.
I think your son chose a great hiding place, just see his toes peeping out from under the sign!
Happy birthday wishes for the birthday people too.
Lisa x

Lissa said...

what a lovely trip! When I was young we traveled through England and I remember darling little pubs just like the one you posted here. Beach time with the family is a favorite for me!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oooooh it looks like a lovely break.

Ali B said...

Looks like you had a lovely holiday, we've been down that way before but not for a long time now and am itching to go to Bodiam Castle!

I can see your son is trying his best to hide behind the sign but can just see his feet!

Take care