Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weekend at Lyme

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.

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Lucy Loves Fabric said...

Oh the memories of Lyme as a child!!! Glad you had a lovely weekend Donna.

Lucy x

Hen said...

Looks fabulous, definitely the best sort of friend to have!
Hen x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

One of my favourite places, Donna - well it IS Dorset, after all! What a glorious few days you had. The weather couldn't have been better, could it.

I'm sure you must be well-rested now and ready for the onslaught which is the run up to the V&H!!!!


Clare said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Theres nothing like a bit of sea air and sunshine.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Ah my favourite place!
Your friend sounds great and what a relaxing time you've had. The house is amazing!
Glad you had a lovely trip and sunny weather too,
Happy days to you
Denise x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Lovely house + lovely friend + sun and sand = Chilled out happy and relaxed mummy!:0)

Sounds like a really great weekend.


Catherine said...

Lovely! What could be a better way to spend your time!

Pipany said...

Oh it looks lovely Donna. Wouldn't say no myself x

Bobo Bun said...

What a beautiful house to stay at and to be looked after too. The weather looks fabulous down your way.

Lisa x

BusyLizzie said...

what a gorgeous way to spend a weekend, did you pop into Suzie coles emporium???
lizzie x

janet said...

Looked lovely..you must have had a grand time. The scenery is gorgeous and how nice to have such a good friend.

Paper Roses said...

What lovely pictures you wouldnt think it was October...
I am having a give away today, my first one.
The lucky winner will recieve o pretty wicker wreath with Orange paper roses, just leave a note to say you would like to go into the draw.
Have a lovely Wednesday.

BusyLizzie said...

Thanks for the tip re Twitter, I am not bloomin joining another networking site! I lose enough time with facebook! Tee hee. I also think that Mrs Bouncy cheque has no intention of paying me or Joan. Don't forget to let me know if you would like to come & stay here the night before the V &HM. Lizzie x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Donna

What lovely house your friend has and in such a great location too. Such a contrast with living in London!
You probably needed a break after your busy open days!
Have a great weekend
Isabelle x

Country Cottage Chic said...

How lovely! And how nice to have such a thoughtful friend.


Attic24 said...

Oh I LOVE Lyme!!!
I grew up a bit down the coast in Bridport so I know the coastline well, in fact I used to work my student summers in Lyme selling icecreams!

It was mega-crowded when we were there in Aug, how I would love to be there now at this time of year...you've made me a little homesick actually!!!


Welcome Home said...

This looks like heaven on earth