Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Travel: Postcards From Paignton #2

If you read my 'Travelodge review post' here, then you'll know that a few weeks ago I spent two days by the seaside, in sunny Paignton. I had such a wonderful trip, ate all the doughnuts (warm sugary rings of heaven) and saw the cutest penguins. So I thought I would share some of snaps from my trip with you. 
(Some of these photographs were taken on my camera, and others snapped from my iPhone)
 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... ahem, sorry. But I do love the seaside, the pretty views, the picture perfect beach huts and of course the doughnuts! They were delicious, warm and sugary!
We spent most of our afternoons wondering around the pier, having fun in the arcades on the 2p machines and trying to win a cuddly toy! I had my eye on a giant stuffed penguin, but alas it wasn't meant to be! I spotted this fortune teller machine, and had to snap a picture as it reminded me of the film Big! Not quite Zoltar Speaks but close...
On our second day in Paignton we headed off to Living Coasts for the morning. It was brilliant, we got there just in time to see the penguins enjoying their fishy breakfast, (one little cutie got SO close to us, I may have squealed a little) and the keeper told us some fun penguin facts. I even got a penguin sticker, cos' you know I'm cool like that.
We also saw seals, seahorses, lots of fish and otters. The otters were amazing, so clever! I managed to snap a photograph of the keeper showing off their skills, they are such smart animals!
We headed out to Torquay both evenings for dinner, as there wasn't much choice in Paignton other than typical pub grub. I had heard great things about Meat 59, and it didn't disappoint! The burgers were amazing, I went for the frickin chicken burger with rocket, garlic mayo and sweet potato fries. The chicken was tender, juicy and damn delicious - as were the fries, yum! I'd highly recommend stopping by if you're ever in the Torquay area - look for the green cow!
After dinner we drove back in to Paignton, and found a cute little pub along the seafront called The Spinning Wheel Inn, which had live music on every evening and the cosiest fireplace. I had such fun sitting by the toasty fire, drinking a few vodka, soda, limes and listening to some great bands.

I hope you enjoyed this 'Postcards from Paignton' post, I had such a wonderful trip and wish I could do it all over again! Have you ever visited Paignton? Are you as penguin obsessed as me?

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below.

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Love Laurenx


  1. Nothing beats hot fresh sugary doughnuts by the sea, they bring back so many childhood memories for me!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

  2. I love Devon. Been many times along the Torbay area. Going again soon specifically to go to Living Coasts in Torquay as I have an adopted penguin there! The restaurant sounds good might have to give that a go whilst there. Fish n chips by the sea nothing beats it! X

    1. Me too, it's such a wonderful place - I'm so lucky to live in Devon! Aww so sweet, you lucky thing - penguins are my favourite! I'd definitely recommended it for delcious, juicy burgers! So true - thank you for leaving such a lovely comment! x

  3. Them doughnuts look so amazing right now! Sounds such a lovely day, so jealous how close you were to the penguins :O I'd love to visit there.

    Beth | Polishedcouture xxx

    1. Haha, they were blimmin' delicious! I kinda want one right about now... It was such a wonderful trip! I know, I've never been SO close to them before, so cute! I'd definitely recommend a day trip if you're ever in Paignton! xxx


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