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New Forest & Hampshire Show with Derek, Wendy & Pat - July 2011

We arrived at our lakeside lodge and after unpacking and enjoying a fish and chip supper it was straight to the club house for the fantastic entertainment and dancing.

The next day we headed to the New Forest for a picnic, pony spotting and walking in the beautiful surroundings. Down by the stream Wendy was the only one brave enough to swing on the rope over the water....the rest of us weren't so daft!

We started Sunday with a swim in the pool. Becky swam on her back without any aids and when the wave machine came on it was time to hold on tight to the side. We then drove to the Jurassic Coast to see Lulworth Cove and we all made the steep walk down to Durdle Door. There was time for an ice cream – or even two if your name is Derek! Then it was back to our lodge for a delicious BBQ and more dancing at the club.

The next day Becky and Graham went horse riding on the beautiful Lulworth Estate, while Andrew, Derek and Wendy tried to keep up on foot. In the afternoon we trekked the holiday park nature trail and after another BBQ headed to the club to watch Becky perform in the evening “WOW Factor” competition. She did brilliantly coming equal first, winning a medal and certificate. Congratulations Becky!

We spent the next 2 days at the New Forest Show. What a wonderful time we had watching all the different displays and competitions, browsing amongst the stalls and being able to get up close to so many farm animals.

On our last full day we had a trip to Monkey World to see the many types if rescued monkeys. We then drove through the Dorset countryside, past Chesil Beach to Portland to see the Portland Bill Lighthouse. It was then off to a pub for our last evening meal, and then we watched an amazing magic show before dancing the night away.

On our way home we stopped in the pretty village of Burley where we browsed the shops before having our last pub lunch together.

Thank you to Becky, Andrew & Graham for making this such a great holiday.

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