Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Torquay Trip

We are on holiday this week as it’s my birthday on Friday, and the only thing I wanted to do, without fail was to go up to Torquay for the day.

I did the accuweather thing on my phone, and today was the day it said would be good weather, but not too hot, for a trip up there.

We finally got under way at 09.45am after I had a major panic attack about the 2 and a half hour journey, but I’m so glad Paul was able to talk me around.


As we went over the Tamar Bridge, we found out that Kelly, Dylan and Paul were in Devon, and possibly near where we were headed.  Naturally I messaged them.PA040001

PA040002PA040003We had a wander around the shops, and then went for some lunch.  As I was ordering my phone pinged, and Kelly was telling me they were on their way to meet us, and they were only in Babbacome.

By the time our food had been eaten, our friends had arrived, and we were able to spend a lovely hour or so with them, before we had to head back towards Cornwall, and our poor little dog, who no doubted needed a pee by now!

That said, we also needed the loo 45 minutes into the journey, and so ‘nipped in’ to Trago Newton Abbott for a wee and a quick grab of something we had not been able to buy at the Falmouth store…. Managed to get the swirl remover for the car, Mom!


We crossed the border into Cornwall as the heavens opened, and my nerves got worse as the journey continued.  I know I’m a nightmare in the car when the panic sets in, but thanks to Paul, I got to do the trip I had wished for, and even seen friends unexpectedly. 

All in all a great day.

Jo Anne



  1. Pleased to hear you had a good day even if you had some panic attacks.

  2. Glad you got the 'stuff' for the car and had a good day as well! Mom xx