Tuesday, 6 September 2011
And so the final day of the holiday arrives; Mr Davey is already back and the thought of some sort of order to the days is appealing despite the fact that I feel a little despair at the impending making of packed lunches. Hey ho.
Overall the weather here was nothing special and indeed is torrentially wet today reminding me how quickly the dry baked ground of the hen pen can imitate a mud bath. Delightful.
We managed some trips out and some relaxing in the flighty rays of the sun, but much of the holiday was spent wreaking long overdue order to the house - a task which is still in the doing. The pace will be slower now with work taking up the weekdays once more, but our living room is now cosy in readiness for autumn, fires having already been lit in the evenings as we sprawl on the cushions. Bliss.
Trips on our dear Mermaid were undertaken though less than intended. The arrival of a Seagull engine means we can go further afield (though we did once undertake a five hour rowing session up The Helford River to Frenchman's Creek. This I do not recommend!). One evening we piled the children into the boat, motored up the river past the quays and shops of Falmouth, moored up and collected fish & chips. These were scoffed greedily in the warm of the evening as we put up the sail and drifted back home. Another form of bliss and one which will stay in the children's minds I think for a long time to come.
We are truly lucky to live with this wonderful river and so much sea all around. I do so love Cornwall in all her guises.
So, as the evenings draw in we will no doubt play more games such as this bout of Risk. Davey and I are back on our ongoing chess tournament with me three games ahead in this new season! I am searching for a new knitting pattern as typically the ones I have don't appeal - why does that happen? Any suggestions anyone? I am craving a longish cardigan/jacket to wrap around me on cool days, so please forward any thoughts here.
And it is also time to get back to regular blogging and catching up with friends such as Diana as we are long overdue a coffee/wine/food/chat/knitting session and I miss her. Walter too of course.
Here's to all that's ahead x