Saturday, 16 April 2016

Our Penthouse View

All last week this was the view we woke up to, although the light was different as the pic was taken towards evening after we checked into our holiday penthouse apartment. I have mixed feelings about it; the view of Torquay was to die for, and the apartment itself could not be faulted, but it wasn't what we ordered. That was a house with the enclosed garden we wanted for the dogs and the Wii and wifi that would suit Eryn and her friend who came with us. Instead we were at the top of a block of flats with steps and a lift to get the dogs up and down on lead each time they needed to go out, and no on tap entertainment for the girls. The holiday company gave us a day to agree to the change because the house was not cleaned following a long let.

Each time I looked out at this view, I was reminded of the last few years of my mother's life. Every three weeks I made the 200 mile round trip to visit and give her an outing from her residential home. We sometimes ended up in the Livermead House Hotel - the nearest building in the pic. We'd have coffee or tea in the bar looking out over the sea.


Jenny Woolf said...

I don't think much of the holiday company. I suppose it was hard for you to change your plans, specially as the girls were coming with you. I hope they gave you a reduction! But I agree that the view is really wonderful and in many ways a penthouse apartment would also be wonderful.

Paola said...

lLovely view. Sorry they messed you up...

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