Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Snippets from Lytham

Arrived safe and sound. Hotel is lovely. Weather is warm and dry but very windy.
After a lunch of fish and chips we checked in. The room is great. It has a double bed and 2 singles and there is still room to move.

We also have a sea view. To our right is the pier that was opened in 1885 and to our left we have views of the gardens and a lake. Thomas isn't sure about the sea view and we've had a few questions about the possibility of a tsunami.

The only problem with the hotel is its choice of art. Thomas refuses to walk upstairs without somebody with him as he find the pictures freaky. Personally, I think the lighting is worse. Reminds me of Nora Batty.

The lounge and bar area makes up for lack of artistic taste though.

And a few pints and the odd G&T have already been consumed.
Today we have played crazy golf on the pier - well me and Thomas have. The others weren't brave enough to face the windy conditions.

And spent some time in the arcade. The pennies didn't last long....

But then Big Tom was helping Little Tom to work his way through them.
We bought a kite which ripped after 5 minutes because it was so windy, so we moved on to the donkey rides. Thomas' donkey, Dino, was on a go slow and all but staged a sit in.

We had lunch on the promenade at Carriages, an old train converted into a cafe.

Then we stopped at the ice-cream kiosk...

Where my choice was toffee crunch ice-cream. 

Back at the hotel Mark took Little Tom swimming. Last night Thomas wouldn't settle until he'd been for a splash, so at 9.30pm I found myself bobbing around the pool with him. The only plus side of swimming at such a ridiculous time was we had it all to ourselves. 

Tomorrow we are heading further down the front to the windmill and Lowther Gardens. Hope the weather stays fine for that.



  1. Ooooo you are so close I can almost reach out n lick your ice cream! Your photos made me giggle as I remembered when our boy had his German exchange here, we took him to that very beach you pictured. It was soooo windy and we were well n truly dermabraised as we struggled against the wind up the beach!! Enjoy Lowther xx

    1. The wind has been relentless - I've never known it as bad. It's certainly blown the cobwebs away that's for sure. It was a shame about the kite, I would have like a 'memento photo' but Dino the donkey is just as good. xx

  2. We've spent loads of days in Blackpool on the Pleasure Beach when Amy was younger; she loved it. Tom wanted a drive up to Cleveleys and we went from Lytham up the coast road and through Blackpool. We've not been for a few years and I was really surprised at how much it's improved. It looks clean, there are new buildings and some fab 'arty' structures including some tall ones that sway in the wind. It's been a while since we 've done the lights as well so that might be on the agenda this year. xx