First of all, thanks to everyone for your good wishes on our 30th WA, and also to everyone who has commented on my other posts this past week. Life continues to be fairly hectic so my apologies if I haven't reciprocated!
We did manage to get our day out as planned, and had a jolly journey on the West Somerset Railway (nice and warm), got blown about somewhat in Minehead (brrrrr!!!!!!), got warm again on the train, stopped off at Watchet (where, last time I visited there were 3 antique shops) and got really cold there, as the wind was quite biting by then. The antique shops were gone, or closed, and the museum was shut. We got back to the station just beating a slight shower and in the little shop I was pushed by a friendly ghost! I kid you not! I was pushed forward by something whooshing past my left calf. I thought it was a gust of wind like you get when a train rushes past, but there was no train. The lady behind the counter told me the shop was haunted and that often happens. She thinks it's a small child racing around. She's been aware of another (friendly) female presence, too. I wasn't worried by it at all, and she said it was only because the ghost liked me! I can live with that!
We got home about half past six, and rounded the day off with a meal at one of Somerton's hostelries. So all in all a nice, relaxing (albeit chilly) day.
Enjoy the journey with me ... the first slideshow is the outward journey to Minehead. (At least Pauley wasn't wearing an anorak, even if he was an avid trainspotter in his youth!).
This second slideshow is a selection of photos taken in Minehead and on the return journey (until the camera battery died!). There was a Continental Market in Minehead (see the sausages, bread and cakes). The last photo (which you may not be able to see clearly), is at Watchet and says "THE FAIR BREEZE BLEW. THE WHITE FOAM FROM THE FURROW FOLLOWED FREE". And the fair breeze did indeed blow!!
And 15lbs (a whole stone and a pound) have now blown away, too!