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A day out with friends :o)

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We recently had a few days holiday in Babbacombe,Torquay,one of our favourite places,and as Chris (Wildrose) and her husband don’t live too far from here.we had arranged to meet halfway in Exeter,on our free day..the other days we were sightseeing..It took each of us about an hour to arrive at our meeting point…we went on the bus…how we appreciate our free bus passes ! lol
Firstly,we had a coffee in the Cloisters in the Cathedral,and were also tempted by the home made Cherry Shortbread :o),.you just have to try it,dont you?
Chris and John had planned a lovely drive on Dartmoor,for lunch,and we arrived at a pretty hamlet with Thatched cottages..where we found the most delightful garden to dine in..


As you can see,we were blessed with a warm sunny day,and had such a lovely time together,before it was time to part,but not before our young waiter obliged,by taking a photo of us together….A lovely memorable day,and don’t they look so relaxed before the demolishing of their Fireplace soon afterwards ?? The calm before the storm !:o)


Thank you so much for your hospitality and friendship,and hope we can do it again sometime .xxx

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Very nice too.......and sunshine!!

28 Sep, 2016

 

Looks a lovely day out and how nice to meet up. I too, just to be polite, would have had to try the shortbread :-).

29 Sep, 2016

 

We were so lucky that day Paul.as it was a thick sea mist all day on the coast..and it cleared just as we approached Exeter..still there when we arrived back ..the rest of the week was fine and sunny :o)

29 Sep, 2016

 

Thank you Jen,it was a lovely day..to say we live so far apart ,we have managed to meet three times this past year..Once when their son got married in S.Yorkshire,and twice on holidays down south..and yes,the Shortbread was conveniently situated by the cutlery and condiment section,so how could we walk by? Lol..

29 Sep, 2016

 

How lovely! :)

29 Sep, 2016

 

What a lovely day you had.

29 Sep, 2016

 

Once again I wasn't invited, I would have come on my bike if I could ride one:-(
looks like you had a great Time:-)

29 Sep, 2016

 

It was Karen..and being able to sit in that garden with yummy toasties,salad ,and a huge dish of chips between us..divine ! :o)

29 Sep, 2016

 

Thanks Callie..so nice to meet Goy friends :o)

29 Sep, 2016

 

Oh dear,Ba..you weren't home when we called in for you..I would have given you a piggy back all the way,if I could.! .One of these days we might finally meet...lovely to hear from you again..hope you are ok xxx

29 Sep, 2016

 

Flippin' eck, I'm being ignored now:-(

29 Sep, 2016

 

How ??? I've just replied to your comment :o)

29 Sep, 2016

 

You hadn't when I wrote it, you must have taken ages.... I look stupid now:-(

29 Sep, 2016

 

That's a pretty part of the West Country to visit and how lovely those thatched cottages look. Cherry shortbread sounds tasty and you all look so happy and well in that lovely photo. Pleased you had a lovely day ... :o)

29 Sep, 2016

 

Sandra, we loved our day with you and Russell and it is wonderful to be reminded of it on here.
The cafe is called 'The Walled Garden' and is in a small village called Dunsford not far from Exeter.
Thank you both for coming to meet up with us, we enjoyed every minute - you are such a lovely couple.
We must fix it for Ba to join us as I fear she is sulking!!!

29 Sep, 2016

 

More meeting up of GoY members, isn't that just great? The cafe looks a super place, just right for a get together over a cuppa and shortbread.
What a lovely sunny day for four friends to meet. Lets hope it's five friends next time!

29 Sep, 2016

 

Oh yes, at least 5!

29 Sep, 2016

 

Aw,sorry Ba..I had been out most of the day,so only saw your comment this evening..poor love,I would have hurried home if I'd known..:o) x

29 Sep, 2016

 

A shame you couldn't join us this year,Shirley..but you never know ,we did meet again in Bognor Regis,didn't we ? Us Yorkshire folk seem to get everywhere ! Thank you,we had a lovely day ..:o) x.

29 Sep, 2016

 

The pleasure was all ours,Chris..and it was so kind of you and John to ferry us about,to places we would never have seen..thanks for reminding me of the name of the Village..sorry,I couldn't bring it to mind at all...not unusual these days :o)..

29 Sep, 2016

 

At least we can meet up ,Julia..as we did only yesterday ! Lol..I'm sure we could find somewhere with Cherry Shortbread,without driving to Devon ...:o) thanks for a nice day as per usual..xx

29 Sep, 2016

 

A lovely photograph of all of you and it does look a nice place for lunch, you do get about don't you, lol.
Reading through the blog has really amused me, it was like old times with Ba popping up and the banter going on and then Waddy popped up as well, I miss those days when we all veered off on a tangent, we need Flori now, then we can go find our ships captain...

30 Sep, 2016

 

Thanks Sue.It just seems coincidental,when we have planned a holiday this past couple of years,that one of our Goy friends either lives nearby,or is in the area..It's lovely to meet up...:o) .I agree,I miss those days too.I know they weren't all about gardening,but we all shared the same daft sense of humour..I hope Ba is going to pop in more often ,and maybe it will entice some of the others back as well.I hope so xx

30 Sep, 2016

 

We did indeed meet up again Sandra, about a year ago wasn't it? I've only been to Bognor a couple of times since then .....

1 Oct, 2016

 

Lovely photo, ye look happy with your visit to Torquay.

1 Oct, 2016

 

It's nice to be wanted:-)) Got to buy a laptop, although this tablet is handy, it can't do what a pc or laptop can. Anyone know a good laptop make that's not too dear, but can store lots of pics?

1 Oct, 2016

 

Ba, I still have a desktop PC (Dinosaur that I am!) so can't help, but I'm sure somebody will offer advice.

1 Oct, 2016

 

Me too, but it's just about given up the ghost:'(

1 Oct, 2016

 

That's not good ... I hope you get something new before too long!

2 Oct, 2016

 

Just found your blog.... isn't that lovely meeting up with old friends from GOY, you look as if you all had a thoroughly great day, good food, good surroundings, good chat......nice one Sandra!

2 Oct, 2016

 

Thanks Angela..It really is nice to meet people you chat to on here,who you feel you have got to know well over the years..I think it must be a special bond you have in common,and great we are able to make the meetings happen.we are.so lucky to have met so many friends in person .:o) x

2 Oct, 2016

 

We are indeed Sandra.....:-D:-D

2 Oct, 2016

 

What I want to know is. which one is Bloomer???

23 Jan, 2017

 

My OH and I are on the left,Penny..Chris(Wildrose) and her OH on the right :o)

23 Jan, 2017

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