Thursday, 21 July 2011

Long time no blog ... so sorry :(

It's been a hectic time for us at home and at the shop over the past few months and I'm afraid that time sitting at the PC has been minimal or non existant since Easter.

Mum has visited several times which is lovely and has made us make the effort to go off to some of the lovely spots in our part of Devon.

We have now got a holiday place (they call it a lodge but really it's a big caravan!) in Cornwall and have been trying to get used to leaving a little space on the calendar to fit in the odd visit. I'd never realised how hard that would be but, as the teacher says, "There is room for improvement".
This is the little bit of Cornish coast which we can gaze out upon whatever the weather. In fact, storm watching ihas been great!

Our favourite beach is Trebarwith Strand which has a great pub to sit outside and watch the sun set.
By day it's an interesting beach with some busy spots but quiet stretches of sand too. We're looking forward to exploring a bit more of the Cornish coast.

The shop has been pretty busy as has Totnes most days of the week. I think that we are lucky to be trading in a town which has regular shoppers, market day shoppers and tourists.

Last week was my "holiday at home week" with a trip to the Ways With Words festival at Dartington. I had a rover pass for the week which was a great treat although I seemed to spend more time queueing than in talks some days and ended up limping by the end of the week. (Sad old bat I know but it's something to do with my hip and needs an X ray so fingers and hips crossed for that!

I still managed to spend some time enjoying the grounds at Dartington and wondering why I don't make time to do that more often!

Our garden is looking better than it deserves to considering the neglect. Maybe I should declare it a Site of Special Scientific Interest and get a grant for it!!

I've been waiting for the roses around our arch to bloom for two years and at last, presumably having sensibly put down roots first, here they are!

So, there you have a very abbreviated version of life at This'n'That and home and away. More soon :)

Also, I have the long promised giveaway ready to photograph. Hope to post that on Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. I love Dartington Hall;the camelias are amazing. My grandfather was a gardener there and my great, great grandfather was stuck by lightening in the grounds of the hall in 1925 and killed. I was married in Dartington Church as my family have been for many least the 7th to be exact.