Monday, July 17, 2006
Life's a beach
It's so lovely living here, I know I have said it before but I shall have to say it again. I am lucky to live here and I really appreciate it. I am not boasting but nor do I wish to be complacent about my circumstances. It has been impossibly hot recently and after school today I picked Alfie up and took him to the beach, which is 2 miles away, for a nice cooling swim. Jasmine was already there with her friends having spent the day on the beach. The water was exquisitly warm and the breeze just the right side of cool. Lizzy loved paddling and then we all had a Hockings ice cream and went back for tea. It took us 10 minutes to get home!
We had a great week end. Paul took the day off on Saturday and so we took the little ones to one of our favourite beaches, a National Trust beach called Northcott Mouth in Poughill, a pretty village just south of Bude. There is nothing there except a couple of lifeguards and a small tea hut run by a couple of old ladies who make all their own cakes. It was such a hot day and I had trouble keeping The Pickle out of the sun. She is fair skinned, not olive like my other two, and needs to be kept away from direct sunlight. I have a great pop-up tent that is meant for such purposes as it has UV protection but she decided that she really doesn't like it this year, in fact she was terrified of it for some reason known only to herself! It was hard work keeping her shaded but I managed to coax her in using a bag of chocolate magic stars and a copy of Red magazine!
In the evening Paul and I managed to pop out for a meal. We have found a website that lists the 6 best places to eat in North Devon and using the Luke Rhinehart method are working our way steadily through. We were not disappointed. the food as beautiful and we sat outside until 11.30pm, in little tops, feeling warm, watching the sunset. The people next to us were very jealous when they found out that we actually live here and are not just on holiday. We're lucky! Pin It