This weekend I took Mum and the children to stay with an old friend of ours from our Somerset days. She used to live in London but last summer moved her family to Lyme Regis for a slower pace of life. Her house is just beautiful and she is the BEST hostess. It is a role she really enjoys and you feel very pampered when you stay with her.
Alfie was in boy heaven with her two boys being close to him in age and Lizzy enjoyed the company of Sid the cat and Lottie the labradoodle.
The weather was superb, couldn't have been better, and the children swam in the sea. This was great for them as the waves are pretty wild on the North Devon coast. At Lyme the sea is calm and Lizzy loved wading out calling 'Look Mum I'm in the sea like a proper girl'!
We had a leisurely lunch at the Harbour Inn before my friend offered to take all the kids back home, leaving Mum and I to wander round the lovely shops. We popped into the various charity and vintage shops before walking back to the house with our goodies.
A lovely weekend, I felt rested and chilled.