Friday, September 25, 2015

Yatton, England

Hello, Dear Ones and thank you for coming along with me on our first day in England. Now some of you will think we're a bit quirky, well I guess we are, but we really didn't do much planning for this trip. Mr. Precious set us up in a few hotels and we would just meander here and there. Sometimes that's a great thing as you never know what you'll run into.
 When we got off the Queen Mary 2 a taxi took us to the car rental place and we picked up the car we had reserved. It was a KIA, sorta like a little SUV. But there was a problem and we knew exactly what we were getting into.
 It was bad enough that you had to drive on the opposite side of the road than in the US but the inside of the car was completely opposite too! Mr. Precious could do this, I knew he could. Now I couldn't drive the car because it was a standard and I never learned!! Just so you'll know, it wasn't easy. Mr. Precious was pretty jittery for a couple of days. There wasn't anyplace where we could stick our GPS so I held it in my dainty fingers and was the navigator! Between the two of us we did pretty well. Oh, one other thing...England didn't seem to have any stop signs - just roundabouts and they're everywhere!
 He had set up this lovely hotel before we left and he surprised me with it. Look what my most gorgeous peepers saw as we drove up the driveway!
 Can you believe it? This was an old home that was pretty much gutted and redone for business spaces and meeting rooms. Trust me, I went all through it. There was a concrete sign on it that said Cadbury. All I could think of was those little Cadbury eggs. I didn't do any research to find out the history of it just enjoyed it while we were here.
 This side is where all the rooms were.



 Forgive me for foaming all over this hotel, but just look! I couldn't help myself so I hope you'll indulge me! Vine covered beautifulness!
 Out on the property I met a little cow! :)
 Now knowing how I love my piano and Note Songs you'll understand how this stopped me in my tracks! It's almost a sin to see a piano gutted and sitting outside but knowing it was used so prettily as a flower pot, I got over it!
 This was the view from our room. The little gazebo was wedding central. We stayed here five days and saw four weddings. You'll notice my little cow friend out in the pasture! ;)
This was the picture hanging on our wall. Don't you just love it?
 Forgive me but I really loved this place.
 Now hop in the car with us and we'll take a little ride around the village. No, no, not that side...the other one! ;)
 We had a nice little lunch in this pub! Alas, it was not on Sunday and my tiny mouth was watering thinking about the Sunday roast!
Just had to show you this because it was so cute and the color of Pepto Bismol, not because I needed it or anything! ;) Just sayin'.

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I'm Walking On Sunshine

I used to think maybe you loved me now baby I'm sure
And I just can't wait till the day when you knock on my door
Now every time I go for the mailbox, gotta hold myself down
'Cause I just can't wait 'til you write me you're coming around

I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don't it feel good
Hey, alright now
And don't it feel good, hey
I used to think maybe you loved me, now I know that it's true
And I don't want to spend my whole life, just waiting for you
Now I don't want you back for the weekend
Not back for a day, no no no
I said baby I just want you back
And I want you to stay (Oh yeah now!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don't it feel good
Hey, alright now
And don't it feel good (Yeah!)
And don't it feel good
Walking on sunshine
Walking on sunshine
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real
I feel the love, I feel the love, I feel the love that's really real
I'm on sunshine baby (Ow! Oh yeah!)
I'm on sunshine baby (Ow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
I'm walking on sunshine (Wow!)
And don't it feel good (Hey! Alright now!)
And don't it feel good (I'll say it I'll say it I'll say it again now)
And don't it feel good (Hey yeah now!)
And don't it feel good (Don't it, don't it, don't it, don't it, don't it, don't it)
Feel good
And don't it feel good
~ sung by  Katrina and the Waves