Minehead – Seaside Relaxing in the UK

I still have quite a few posts from UK, so back to normal service again for a while, until I decide to whinge about the stupid SE K750i I bought in January that now doesn’t work because the screen is totally white…and the LCD warranty is only for 1 MONTH, yes I just found out today when I looked at the back of the warranty card..

Anyway, whilst I was in UK I suggested to my Mom we pop down to my Aunt’s cottage in Minehead, Minehead is a small coastal village towards the south of Bristol in UK. You can read more HERE.

We had beautiful weather thankfully and it was a incredibly relaxing couple of days, the first day we did nothing, we just sat on the terrace, had lunch Al Fresco and enjoyed a good bottle of wine.

My Aunt’s cottage is a quaint little place build into a rock hill, the back is actually joined to the hill it’s ancient and she spent a lot of money fixing it up, it’s really beautiful now.

She has a new neighbour too, this is their dog Jessie a beautiful Golden Retriever.


The stairs up to the terrace.


Again the flowers were dying off so it was hard to find good ones.

Almost Black

The cottage is in the old part of town where houses are still thatched.


Minehead is a quaint old place and it’s only marred by a giant Butlins holiday camp which looks like cows udders or an alien spacecraft! Luckily that’s far away from the peace of the cottage.

Harbour at low tide.


You can just see Butlins in the distance.

Low Tide

This is where we sat the whole day and I got slightly sun burnt!

Sun Burn

I love this one, delicate pink!

Delicate Pink

Lunch time!


Some cheese and some wine, what more can you want!

Cheese & Wine

To be continued..




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14 Responses to Minehead – Seaside Relaxing in the UK

  1. intensecure September 29, 2006 at 9:47 am #

    That looks like a beautiful cottage, so English in the best possible way. As opposed to Butlins, English in the worst possible way. Lovely garden, pics made me almost homesick.

  2. J September 29, 2006 at 10:11 am #

    Jessie the dog is ADORABLE.
    Look at those eyes – it just screams: “Love me”!


  3. earl-ku September 29, 2006 at 11:00 am #

    wtf is wrong with UK man .. every pic you take there is just gonna turn out nice and you can make a postcard out of it …

    damn! try that in KL …

  4. Hijackqueen September 29, 2006 at 4:13 pm #

    I’m glad you think Jessie is adorable *wink.

    They, it’s definitely a nice view from the terrace. Worth getting all the sun burnt.

  5. elise September 29, 2006 at 6:13 pm #

    Colour in the photos are amazing.

    Does all animals love you? ;p First the camel & now the extremely adorable dog posing for you… *lol*

    The food looks very inviting… yum… bread & cheese, with fresh greens & tomatoes… 🙂

  6. Ashish C. September 29, 2006 at 8:27 pm #

    WOW! Superb pics! That flower looks alive (on screen that is) I’m waiting for the continuing post! 🙂

  7. Dabido (Teflon) September 29, 2006 at 10:12 pm #

    Now I have a sudden interest in seeing the cow udder holiday place! 🙂

  8. Matthew September 30, 2006 at 4:34 am #

    i’m so gonna migrate to UK!

  9. foodcrazee September 30, 2006 at 8:02 pm #

    Kl scenery will be nice if you like some hazy picture

  10. Stephenstreets October 1, 2006 at 7:34 pm #

    Very cute dog, If you really stare into his eyes , you could really see your own conscious.Really beautiful picture shaolin

  11. ShaolinTiger October 1, 2006 at 8:27 pm #

    intensecure: Yah it was intensely British, superb! Haha..Butlins, god…home to all the scum of the earth.

    J: That’s sounds kinda wrong 😛

    earl-ku: Well you’d get some great pics of Haze right now, that’s why I bought a Macro lens!

    Hijackqueen: Hehe same name, are you as pretty? 😛 Yah it was really nice. Totally awesome to do NOTHING for a whole day and not have to feel guilty.

    elise: I guess I am just generally lovable by humans and animals alike 😀 Lunch was indeed delicious and simple.

    Ashish C.: Thanks 🙂 Coming soon!

    Dabido (Teflon): You can just about see it on the very left of the 6th picture.

    Stephenstreets: Thanks, glad you like it 🙂

  12. Applegal October 1, 2006 at 10:43 pm #

    How did you get her to look into the camera like that? My aunt’s dog wouldn’t even come near me when I sneak up with a camera!

    Beautiful, beautiful place 😀 I want a house like that too!

  13. ShaolinTiger October 3, 2006 at 4:44 am #

    Applegal: Just like taking portraits of people, interact with them a bit, make them take notice of you, take a few shots so they get used to the shutter sound, by the 3rd or 4th shot they will look relaxed but focused not worried or nervous.

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