July is always stupidly ridiculously busy, birthdays, end of term work, prepping summer work timetable, prepping September work timetable- courtesy of the day job. My daughter has had exam after exam, husband has been working hard- a break was calling. And for this one we travelled… all of around 8 miles.
I am not a great traveller. I get migraines from the travel and sleeping with a different pillow so I always end up taking my pillow with me. We've had many of our holidays entirely rained off in the last few years so the mix of sun and showers seemed a good compromise. In the rainy times we watched films (Room with a View) played Monopoly and ate chocolate biscuits. I did yoga on the beach each day with Lula.
On the Sunday afternoon, we all sat and read. I am working my way through How to Catch a Frog and Other Stories. Heather Ross writes well and the tales of childhood have real bite and provide insight into her creative style too. Its a highly enjoyable read.
This beach is only accessible through the holiday site and its such a beauty. Horses and swimmers all on the same beach!
I took a stack of hand sewing too, making a dint into my 'Bring me Flowers' quilt (Block of the month by Amitie). This was one of the earlier blocks but I am out of synch. I was lucky enough to get a place in Jen Kingswell's hand piecing class at Fat Quarterly Retreat- can't wait!
Batteries recharged and a short drive home x