Monday, 26 August 2013

We won a prize!

We don't win anything, but we won a prize!
Previous post - while we were at the Steam Fair we joined the West Somerset Railway Association,  because we joined that day particular day we were entered into a draw to have lunch on the Quantock Belle dining car.

We had a phone call one evening, we don't normally answer phones calls if we are eating but we did on this occasion.  We were told we had been entered into the draw and our name was pulled out.  Because we live the 'wrong' end of the line, they gave us tickets to travel the one and half hour journey to the other end of the line and come back on the Quantock Belle.  We could have gone the out to Bishop Lydeard by car but what would we have done in Minehead for a couple of hours.........?  Perhaps come home..................... anyway we decided to just have lunch (click to enlarge and see bottom of menu)

one of the two dining cars

We decided to fore go the Cream Tea, and rode out to Bishop Lydeard, on the early train, we only had a forty minute wait then we were aloud on our train to come back.  It was not something on the top of our to do list, in fact I don't think it was on the list at all.  It was all very nice, the journey took just about two and half hours, going very very slowly.  


  1. I love surprises, like your book Julie. Maybe it was a pay back to you for being so kind to me...
    It looks like you had a nice day and all for nothing, well done.

  2. What a lovely surprise and a lovely lunch too! Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. x

  3. How nice to win that. Photos look lovely.

  4. How wonderful and through beautiful countryside as well.

  5. How lovely to win a prize like this-it's always nice to do something different.

  6. That's a jolly prize. Always nice to let someone else do the cooking and hopefully you had nice weather. It's always awful whenever we visit the WSR!
    Hen x

  7. What a nice surprise to win this great outing! Lovely lunch too :)
    Helen x

  8. Now that is a prize worth having!Dining in style indeed! x

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  10. Scarlet3 September 2013 18:43
    What a fabulous prize! It's always lovely to hear that people actually win draws and competitions.
    Thankyou for your message

  11. How wonderful!

    And the Quantock Belle ... having grown up on the doorstep of the Qauntock Hills and walking and ridden there every week I have to say ... what a perfect name :)

  12. A fabulous prize lucky Julie!
    Hope you're having a great weekend too,
    Susan x

  13. what a fab prize - I would love to do something like this - in fact, I'm going to make a note and might request it as a future birthday treat - was the food nice ?

  14. Lovely prize Julie!! Photos say it all and the menu looks really nice! Relaxing enjoyable meal with plenty of wonderful scenery....

    keep well

    Amanda :-)


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