Probably the penultimate first – a holiday

We are just back from the first holiday just the three of us. I was rather worried before we went, but we made it through without casualty or involvement of police, coastguard or social services.

We went to Cornwall for a week, staying in a lodge on a site in St Minver, near Rock and Polzeath. We have stayed on that site previously so it was all nice and familiar.

Sunday was rather wet, so we had a look at Boscastle. They had a display up about the floods that just reinforced the power in nature.

On the Monday we went to the beach at Polzeath – a nice easy day, plenty of body boarding. Tea was a barbie on the beach and we finished the day with a scattering of some of Susanne’s ashes on the beach there.

Tuesday was a bit ropey weather wise, so I asked the boys to look at the leaflets we had for somewhere to go. Reece announced he wanted to go to look at the Lost Gardens Of Heligan as the picture looked likr they had Orange pigs. It was a good, interesting day, and we even did the rope bridge.

Wednesday we went down to Watergate Bay where we met one of my local friends Kimberley for lunch at the Beach Hut Cafe, and then with Matt,Gemma, James and some of their family – James is a school friend of Robert’s. It was fab having the company and seeing the boys playing with other children.

Thursday saw a return to the Eden Project, and again we didn’t see everything! The biggest new attraction was the high viewing platform in the Rain Forest Biome. As the last time, we had dnner in the mediterranean terrace restuarant – fab.

Friday we had a look at Daymer Bay. A lovely beach, but not really us. Access was mainly single track roads which are hard work in high season traffic. The beach being in the camel estuary wasn’t as good as the likes of Polzeath for surf.

Saturday we loaded up and headed to Devon to spend a few days in Jo‘s B&B. She was a fab hostess. Along the way we dropped in at Tintagel and had a look at the castle. I finally managed to get a cream tea! We had a walk down to Saunton Sands for a quick look and something to eat. Saunton’s a lovely beach, and I’d recommend Jo’s place.

Sunday was eleven months, so we went to Woolacombe. A lovely little place that Susanne wanted to revisit, but we never made it. A beach day, dinner at The Captain’s Table – we ate there a lot last time we were there – and again a scattering of ashes.

Monday was Croyde. I know it’s a bug name surf beach, but the layout is a little inconvenient. Compared to Woolacombe where you come off the beach an are in the town, Croyde probably has about a mile walk using the obvious exits from the beach to get to the town.

Tuesday saw Matt join Jo and myself with about seven children between us on Saunton Sands. Another lovely day where the boys got to meet other children, and lots of the supposed responsible adults catching up 🙂

Overall, a fab break for us before we get beck to normal routine.

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