We had a few more dips and glasses of bubbly over the week, in between watching Wimbledon, noshing strawberries and cheering our team on in the world cup whilst we dared to hope…
Naturally we had to visit the famous pier, and win a cuddly toy – its a tradition to spend 10 quid on these things despite the toy being available in Poundland for a pound! You must also enjoy the therapeutic mud of Weston Super-Mare beach😂 not exactly golden sand! However they do have a brilliant little waterpark with fountains and pools, a zip wire and climbing frames, where the parents don’t have to pay extortionate entrance fees and the kids can have a great day out.
We also had a brief visit to Weymouth in Dorset, which does boast golden sands and the best fish and chip shop down south.
We squeezed in a visit to MONKEY WORLD RESCUE CENTRE
too. There we met the very very very cute baby orangutangs in a specially designed nursery for the youngsters who had been rejected or abandoned by their mothers. The entire place was incredible, rehoming many different types of primates and apes who have been rescued from a cruel start in life, but who are all now flourishing in this semi wild environment, with every need catered for by dedicated staff.
I was thinking of booking a hair appointment with them myself as I have never seen such luxuriant hair on an orangutang! This place is well worth a visit with the kids this summer if you are in the area.
Finally we packed up our car with camping equipment and with the appearance of a few sneaky purchases by me, ensued the predictable showdown over how much space was left in the car (I am sure all families go through this trauma as they prepare to travel ) but it doesnt make the first hour of travelling fun as we sat glowering silently😡.
Last stop London….