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Postcard From Torquay (6)

June 12, 2015

Hip hip hooray. And boo hiss.

Boo hiss because it’s the last full day of this glorious holiday. Ever since I went to Pontins at 8, I’ve always been very melancholy on the last day of a holiday. As much as I want to enjoy the last few hours, a gloom descends. Steven, on the other hand, takes a last day very much in his stride and is already planning what he’s doing when we get home tomorrow. In case you’re interested that plan involves Toy Story 2 and a packet of Rolos.

We got up early today for a swim and a final dip in the spa pool before the maintenance men come to empty it. Steven is still very excited after our discovery yesterday afternoon. Driving back on the minibus, we passed an imposing white walled hotel with black piping. It even had a grassy slope outside. A couple emerged from inside the building and Steven immediately announced it was Mr & Mrs Hamilton from the Waldorf salad episode. The reality and the fiction finally meet on our penultimate day.

Hip hip hooray because we finally got our ferry ride. I was nervous on two counts. Firstly, I get seasick on a lilo. But more apprehensive because Steven has found a song for every moment of the holiday and the only boat song I thought he knew was The Lonely Island’s ” I’m on a motherf**king boat”. Thankfully he remembered the 70s disco classic, Rock The Boat, so we were spared the disapproval of our fellow travellers.

It’s been a fabulous week. So much better to be in a holiday cottage in Torquay than a hospital in Wales. I like to believe that Steven has a very good quality of life and having him around certainly improves the quality of my life. And we’re so lucky to have the five great guys who came with us this week. One of them has taken over 100 photos that I’ll post when we get home. They’ve all had a great time as well and I’m pleased that we’ve all been able to share this week.

And thank you Basil, Sybil, Manuel and Polly for providing our compass point all week.

From → Personal Stuff

  1. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us! It has been fun travelling along and singing along with you all in cyberspace.

  2. Yes, thank you, pleased to read your entries and know that you’ve all had a much-deserved great week.

  3. Nichola permalink

    It has been a pleasure to read your posts this week. Another reminder that the minutiae is what gives life meaning. So inspired I am thinking about taking my sister and her support workers to the same house. Thank you

  4. Simply Positive permalink

    I have so enjoyed reading about your holiday this week. It sounds like you have had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures 😊

  5. Helen Flower permalink

    So glad you all had a wonderful time. We are off to Torquay for two nights next Friday.

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