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An early end to the holiday

So, after enduring the holiday venue from hell for three nights, we just upped and left on Tuesday morning. We’d given the management a list of 21 issues including the key ones of an uncomfortable mattress and broken armchair backs and no effort was made to resolve them. After an incident where the toilet wouldn’t flush, D announced he wasn’t having a nice time. As I wasn’t either, we had a quick look online and found a fab 5 star B&B just outside of Exeter, phoned them, booked in and just moved. We stayed at The Old Rectory in Clyst Honiton, just outside Exeter. It was wonderful and such a treat after the previous nights. We also spent loads of time in Exeter, visiting the Cathedral and going on a tour of Medieval Exeter with a tour guide provided by the city council. Will post pictures in another post.

Although we really enjoyed our last few days, after a fab meal at The Jack in the Green at Rockbeare (fab village name!) last night we decided it was time to go home. So we’re now ensconced in our little pad, everything is comfy and cosy and D has the telly on!

I didn’t do as much knitting as I would have liked, though I am halfway up the second sleeve of my godson’s Christmas jumper:
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I’m not super chuffed with the way the increases show but I have followed the pattern exactly. Luckily they’ll be under the arm.

10 thoughts on “An early end to the holiday

  1. You know what, I didn’t even notice the increases showed at all until I read it further down in your post – I had to scroll back up and look. When I first looked at the picture, all I noticed was the fabulous color work. I think it will look stunning when it’s all done.

    As far as the vacation, I’m glad you were able to switch to better accommodations – that sounds horrible! Sometimes coming home is the nicest part 🙂

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  2. I was also too busy admiring the colour changes to notice the increases first time through.

    Such a pity that you didn’t enjoy your holiday but hopefully you can both now enjoy some quality time together in the comfort of your own home 🙂

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  3. Glad you were able to salvage some of the holiday. Your colourwork is lovely. The increases will show less once you’ve blocked the finished jumper and they are neater than a seam!

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  4. What an awful tail about your break. At least you’ve now had a rotten holiday the laws of probability state that it won’t happen again for a while. I’m sure your next one will be fabulous and you’ll appreciate it all the more.
    Your jumper is gorgeous and I think you are being overly concerned regarding the increases! They might blend away once you’ve blocked it but truely no one will see them as you do.

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  5. Glad you were able to find a better place, and glad that you both were willing to say you were ready to go home – home is a pretty wonderful place. As for the sweater – it looks beautiful! I tagree, the blocking process will probably make a big difference, and hte color work is so beautiful, no one (even you) will notice the increases when it is all put together.

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