Stony Stratford 

On Saturday we went to Stony Statford so Pauly could visit The Climbers Shop in search of a new Patagonia jacket. He tried on all of them and in the end he found one he liked!


We had a walk around the town, it was pretty and the weather was just right. We particularly enjoyed Odell’s hardware shop! 


As Stony Stratford is only just outside Milton Keynes we headed in that direction for lunch. We had burgers at Byron and then had a look in a few shops before going home.

Easter Weekend at Silverstone

This year the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series races at Silverstone fell on the Easter weekend, this meant we could go on all three days!

On Friday we saw the first WEC free practice session.


In the afternoon we watched the ELMS qualifying sessions.


We walked through the WEC paddock and found a Lego racing driver!

We enjoyed our few hours at the track getting ourselves in the mood for a weekend of racing!

On Saturday we arrived in time to queue for the pit walk! We enjoy the pit walks and autograph sessions, it is exciting to get close to the cars and drivers.



I didn’t have a favourite in this race so decided to pick a random car after the pit walk, I picked the number 2 United Autosports LMP3 car as Sean Rayhall was really friendly!


After the pit walk we grabbed a quick coffee before the WEC qualifying started.


We headed over to Becketts to watch the start of the ELMS race. 



Our radio stopped working so we didn’t have a clear idea of what was happening during the full four hours of the race, but it was fun and there was a lot of close racing with a dramatic finish!

On Sunday we arrived at the track with enough time to walk out to Becketts, we didn’t go to the pit walk as it was at 8am, four hours before the start of the race! We didn’t feel like a really long day.

We sat in the grandstand at Becketts. It is one of our favourite parts of Silverstone as you get such a good view of so much of the track. 


Here are the four LMP1 hybrid cars. The first few laps are so exciting as the LMP1 cars make their way through the rest of the field.

There were a few small rain showers, but they didn’t make too much difference. We watched from various places around the track during the six hours of the race.



The 7 Toyota had a crash, we saw the broken car coming back into the pits.

It was mostly overcast but we had a glimpse of some sunshine towards the end of the race.


The end of the race was very dramatic, the number 8 Toyota took the lead in the last fifteen minutes, but it wasn’t as close as the GTE Am class that was decided on the final lap!

An Afternoon in Clifton

We left Cornwall early on Saturday morning and headed towards Bristol. We spent the afternoon in Clifton. 


We had lunch at Primrose Cafe. It was very nice, and the weather was just warm enough so we could sit outside.


We did some shopping, there are lots of lovely shops in Clifton!


We finished an enjoyable afternoon with some amazing cakes!


The hotel we stayed at was just outside Bristol.

Our stay was OK, but the room have a very creaky floor!

Fowey

After our misty morning on the beach we went to Fowey for lunch and some shopping.


We had some very tasty cheese scones for lunch, a savoury tea rather than a cream tea!


We had a lovely walk and went into many interesting shops.

Misty Beach

We had so much fun on the beach looking for sea glass and shells that we went out again on Friday morning. It was cold and very misty!


On this beach there were some rock pools.


The mist kept rolling in.




We had fun, but it was damp and chilly!

Seashells and Halloumi 

We went to Pentewan beach to look for seashells and sea glass.


We had a lovely time and found some good bits. We drove on to Mevagissey. We had chips for lunch, Zoë and I had battered halloumi and chips, it was amazing! The weather was fine and it was really mild, sitting outside was lovely.


After lunch we mooched around the village and enjoyed all the boats.

Charlestown

Zoë and I went out with Zoë’s mum to Charlestown so we could see the sea. As our holiday and been really wet and grey for the first few days late afternoon on Wednesday was our first opportunity.


The beach was small but just the right size to find some interesting pebbles and shells.