A Trip Down to Minehead and The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

So after A Trip Up the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire the last dinner we had before heading down to Minehead was a lovely venison burger with potatoe wedges and some mixed vegetables (kinda like ratatouille).

Venison Burger

This is the room I was staying in, can you see me in the mirror 😀

Room and Me!

It used to be my bedroom originally when we first moved into the house, then when I came back after graduating I switched to the back bedroom (which is larger) to allow for my computer, TV and so on. It was good to be back there, coincidentally my Mom has sold the house now and is looking for a new smaller place.

You might remember Minehead from my previous posts(Memories of Minehead, Part I, Part II & Part III) , it’s a small coastal town on the Western coast of England in the county of Somerset (it’s just South of Bristol). Sadly the weather was pretty grey and it drizzled most of the time, there was no sunset to speak of so I didn’t take so many pictures this time.

We did manage a fantastic sinful lunch in the sun though before the rain and wind blew us back into the house for a cup of tea. Check this out….baked Camembert with freshly baked crusty bread….yum! Served with pickles (beetroot, onions and onion jam) and copious amounts of wine!

Baked Camembert

My Mom and her sister Jean.

Mom and Jean

We had a walk down the seafront and checked out Minehead lifeboat station.

Minehead Lifeboat Station

The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) is a fantastic charity organization in Britain that has been around since 1824. All of the lifeboat men that rescue people at sea volunteers! All of the boats and gear are bought from donations!

RNLI Lifeboat

You can check out the official website here:

http://www.rnli.org.uk/

It’s a very interesting place with a lot of history attached, I really loved this painting they had in the lifeboat house.

Lifeboat Painting

More soon!

You can find all the posts on my UK trip:

UK Trip – August 2008

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8 Responses to A Trip Down to Minehead and The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

  1. TNH October 15, 2008 at 5:11 pm #

    the room look so old..i mean the design especially with the round mirror…Anyway it certainly a nice trip

  2. Huai Bin October 15, 2008 at 10:36 pm #

    The venison burger comes without a bun?

    I like your bedroom, very quaint, very comfortable.

    The bedroom where you spent your youth in feels the most like “home”, IMHO.

    Cheers!

  3. Nicholas Leong October 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm #

    Foood loooks gooodd. 😛 Any chance of you “tarpauing” back?

  4. moons October 16, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    Very interesting looking bread. Never heard of onion jam before this.

    Nice cosy little room 😀 Should be great especially when the weather is similar to these few days in KL.

    That painting is real nice and it does look a bit similar to a scene in The Guardian.

  5. Xander October 17, 2008 at 2:23 am #

    the Camembert looks sooo enticing…wish I could have one now ;]

  6. gary October 17, 2008 at 8:38 am #

    the weather looks really nice and warm. i was just in bristol in july, and it was incredibly cold, and wet 🙁

  7. gazard7 October 18, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    Love the painting too, awesome!

  8. ShaolinTiger October 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    TNH: Yah, my Mom loves the oldskool furniture.

    Huai Bin: Technically yeah it’s just a patty, I did tell my Mom you can’t call it a burger without the bun. Agree, although I wasn’t there for my childhood, mostly early 20’s in this particular house, and then not that much time as I was studying/working away.

    Nicholas Leong: It is possible, but not recommended 😀

    moons: It’s just normal crusty french loaf. Would love some now though..

    Xander: Yah absolutely delicious!

    gary: Pics can be deceptive 😉

    gazard7: Good isn’t it.