Riviera days

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Just back from a few days in the English Riviera.

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This time we found time to go on the Torquay Eye, that’s the view from the top.

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We also had chance to check up on the country estate, it was in a bit of a state, but the gardens are fabulous. Anybody know where it is? Well worth a look around to see how elaborate the building is and the gardens are spectacular with a team working on them all year round.

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To this is the house, and these are the gardens… isn’t it fab? And talking about fab, this was the treat to end a lovely few days. (Below)

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Sunny Afternoon was opening in the Princess theatre, Torquay on the last night of our hols.

The story of how the Kinks began and their rise to fame, and how they got banned from America after a short time. Great music and towards the end, the cast of young people who had danced and sang the story took a bow and the Kinks played Lola, sunny afternoon, dedicated follower of fashion and lots more. The whole thing was written and narrated by Ray Davies, lead singer. Well worth the price of the tickets, and those songs stay in your mind for quite a while.. La la la Lola, la la la la Lo – oh la… and days is one of my fave songs as well. This was the same ending we saw, only ours was better.. Go and see it if you get chance. Have a great week. I’m working on my third pocket novel.

 

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Author: susanjanejones

I write pocket novels for My Weekly and also enjoy writing short stories. Gardening and reading are my other pastimes.

12 thoughts on “Riviera days”

  1. I don’t know those gardens – they look worth a visit though.

    Well, I’m off to drink something which I hope won’t taste like cherry cola. L O L A … I’m going to have that song in my head all night now. Good job I like it.

    1. Not surprising when you’ve got such beautiful scenery and lochs close by, Rosemary. We go more often because our eldest son lives there and we get to see more of him, which is a bonus:))

  2. Looks like you were lucky with the weather too. Many, many years ago I lived in south Devon but never went near Torquay in the summer – it was too crowded. Autumn or early spring were the best times to visit, even if it wasn’t warm enough for a paddle! Pleased you had a good time.

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