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Christmas in Exmoor

lulu33

By lulu33

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Something different this year! David and I took the pups and my folks to stay at The Crown Hotel, Exford. We had been before with the dogs earlier in the year so I could pick up some of the beautiful river washed Exmoor slate.
It is such a friendly hotel, fab food, they love dogs and you get to make friends with the other guests too! There were 16 full rooms and 10 dogs staying!

This is the hotel

They even gave the pups presents, choccy cigars!!

There was a REAL father Christmas in the form of my Dad!!

Some photos of the food….breakfast was yummy

a pate starter

and xmas pud!!

We had pressie opening time..

rest time

and playtime!

A couple of walking photos

And the artistic shot!!

We had a decent Boxingday walk along a very wet river valley, it rained everyday!

Hmmmm…Sluggy taking serious liberties!

Some of Sluggy’s friends!

we all had to fight for chairs!! There was a lovely lounge with a fireplace where we could sit after dinner. David and I broke the record for being up the latest after xmas dinner. As we ate at 5pm, by 9pm most people go for a rest promising to return…..a few didn’t. A quick snooze after watching Downton Abbey turns into a full kip!

This was a very silly party game called Electrocution roulette, I had heard the screams from next door in the bar and decided not to play!

A shot of the back of the hotel and the spiral stairs where I could get in a sneaky ciggy if and when needed!

It was a pretty village

Love this old fashioned sign post!

Dog walking was easy, just over the road. Went through goodness knows how many towels drying off muddy paws!

Atmospheric sheep photo! Glad to say that Sluggy took no notice of them!

Then on our way home, we took the Porlock route, a bit of a grey day.

The house at the bottom bend of Porlock hill with some interesting garden features.

A few beach shots. Not perfect for the girls, muddy and big pebbles

So I took myself off to the marshes where I had spied some swans


Which concludes our Christmas break made very special because my folks and our doggies could come too!

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Comments

 

what a lovely blog, perfect holiday too lulu, i did enjoy reading it, thank you!

that food looked fantastic and how lovely they gave presents to the pups.

did you get your river or rain washed slate/stone?

6 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Sticki, I only brought back a pocket full of pinkish slate this time as I have quite a bit of last years slate left.

6 Jan, 2012

 

The main thing is you had a good time and hopefully a very relaxing time ~ looks as if everyone had a good time!?

6 Jan, 2012

 

What a wonderful doggy hotel! A much needed break for you all (your dogs look such good fun!

6 Jan, 2012

 

I really enjoyed this blog Lulu. ;o)

6 Jan, 2012

 

Loved everything about this blog seems it was a brill place to stay.

6 Jan, 2012

 

What a lovely blog! Hope you're feeling rested and well now.

6 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

What a lovely cheerful blog Lulu , a fabulous place for people to have holiday breaks with their pets ,so relaxed and homely they should be giving you free breaks for your Advertising LOL....

6 Jan, 2012

 

It is a wonderfully friendly and yummie foodie, doggie/people friendly hotel to stay in.
Am certainly rested just need the rest of the stones to go....haven't been able to drink even a glass of wine in the past few weeks, certainly kept the bar bill down! Did manage a few bloody mary's though!

6 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Lulu Lovely pictures shall have to see if i can pay it a visit.
Were the dogs allowed in the lounge ?

6 Jan, 2012

 

Did enjoy your blog,Lulu! Looks avery quaint village.Just what you needed!

6 Jan, 2012

 

They were indeed, just not the restaurant. You have the option to eat at the bar in the adjoining pub and doggies too. We had to eat in the restaurant because it was special Christmas meals and we left the dogs in our room. When I went to fetch them down the most terrible howling was going on with Pru and Sluggy!

6 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely blog Lulu, enjoyed it!

6 Jan, 2012

 

Great pics Lulu - love that fern tree , and the birds very much. love your dog just chilling on the chair :DDDD Happy 2012 :))))))

6 Jan, 2012

 

Love the mossy pictures and great blog too Lou. What a lovely holiday you must have all had, great times being together. Happy 2012.

6 Jan, 2012

 

wonderful pics...such a lively place and pretty. gGOOD YOOU had a nice restful time wiht your faMILY. oh and tell OH he;s got a nice butt!;)

6 Jan, 2012

 

I'm glad you had a wonderful time ... And the pups too :o) It must have been very relaxing in that lovely village.

6 Jan, 2012

 

A lovely blog and pics,Lulu..so nice to get away and just relax..it came at the right time for you..I think I would have been fighting you for that chair..! :o) .

6 Jan, 2012

 

lovely blog lulu and looks like you all enjoyed it very much, seems a nice place to stay if you want to take your dogs and nice of them to get pressies for the dogs to,
your mum reminds me of honer blackman, very attractive mum, you obviously take after her lulu :o)

6 Jan, 2012

 

I'll tell her that San!!
Pixi, I just had to go recheck the photos!! Will tell him too!
Thanks everyone, I think the dogs enjoyed it as much as we did!

7 Jan, 2012

 

Brilliant blog Lulu place looked fantastic and so peaceful your photos and great, any luck at the hospital yet?? And how is Jazz's paw? x

7 Jan, 2012

 

lol :)

7 Jan, 2012

 

Jazzy's paw all bandaged up, she is not allowed to run about too much so the stitches can heal properly. She is a bit bouncy, needs a good run!

7 Jan, 2012

 

Glad she is on the mend but what was the outcome of your long hospital wait?

7 Jan, 2012

 

X-ray next week and 20th jan or 1st feb hope to get the last of the stones OUT!

7 Jan, 2012

 

Nice to see a dog friendly hotel, nice food and place. Glad to see you had a nice xmas and hope you can get back to good health soon : )

7 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely blog, Lulu ... so pleased you enjoyed the festivities after the problems you had prior to it! ... :o)

7 Jan, 2012

 

Sounds like this place has everything! Thank you so much for sharing. <3

7 Jan, 2012

 

Glad y'all enjoyed it, nearly as much as we did! Exmoor is a wonderful place to walk, pity it was so grey and wet, not so good for photos!

8 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely, lovely, blog, Lulu, loved your pics! You're very lucky to be able to bring the whole family with you, it makes all the difference doesn't it! Have a fab new year Lu, I hope your next visit to the hospital solves all your problems!x

9 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Lulu hope you get your appointment for the 20th Jan the sooner you can get those nasty stones out the better is Jazz OK now?

9 Jan, 2012

 

Hello Girlies, Jazzy still bandaged but healing well and me, I got the date for the op on the 19th Jan. Can't be too soon if you ask me!

9 Jan, 2012

 

fingers crossed for you lulu, will be thinking of you, all the very best.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Ah at least you have a date now Lulu not too long to wait to get rid of those pesky stones:) And pleased that Jazz is healing nicely xx

10 Jan, 2012

 

Lulu what an enjoyable blog thankyou so much for posting .

11 Jan, 2012

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