I’m exhausted after a fabulous week and an amazingly tiring day settling in back home, the grass was overgrown, the weeds had overtaken the garden and the washing machines is on non stop.
It all started last Saturday when we set off for Devon and our journey took 8 hours as opposed to the normal 5. We tried to be clever and skip the congested part of the M5 via Bristol – mistake as everyone else had had the same idea!
Then I went to the loo when I got there and managed to lock myself in!! The panic. Nobody would know where I was, I didn’t have my phone with me and …. eventually I managed to unlock the door and unsurprisingly I never used that loo again.
Then I helped hubbie put the awning up and once we had finished the job, totally knackered, I realised we’d put it on inside out and we had to start all over again, needless to say my order at the bar later was a LARGE white wine please which I enjoyed whilst watching Gareth Gates – remember him?
A capture of the girls enjoying the awning, I love how they both have their legs crossed and I love how they like to play ‘register’ writing down all the names of their class mates and saying who’s having lunch or packed lunch. Priceless. Here they are sharpening their pencils – both ends, it seems to be the latest thing, a double pencil.
Another special treat when we’re on holiday is to paint our nails, Alice chose blue stepping away from her usual pink for the first time ever.
On this holiday we were joined by two of Paul’s brothers and their families and we got together on a few evenings, including the holiday must – Fish and chips from the take away which were delicious. I loved reading the ‘Tasting Notes’ on the bottle of Spitfire Ale, they really made me giggle.
I posted a picture on my Instagram stream and again on Facebook of this new statue in Ilfracombe harbour. I was surprised to see no plaque, no information saying what, who and why. Then Facebook did me proud, Francesca reminded me it had been on the news and the locals didn’t like it. It’s Damien Hirst and her name is Verity. Link goes through to more info – what do you think?
We spent a brilliant day at Watermouth Castle which is a castle (like I needed to tell you) plus a beautiful garden full of rides which the girls loved, we also played mini golf and here’s dad checking out the longest slide.
Then the weather warmed up slightly so we packed our lunches and bags of buckets and spades and made our way to Woolacombe beach, along with every other family in the area it seemed! A massive beach FULL of windbreakers but we also tried our hand at belly boarding which was brilliant fun but the Atlantic proved to icy for me – I’ll wait for warmer climes before I go belly boarding ;)
And that’s it for this week guys, have a great week everyone