Victoria arrived bright and early to look and after Muffin and boatsit while we set off to Cornwall. We have mutual friends who live in a village near Bodmin and we always try and get down there when Maggie and Richard are in the UK. We had a great journey down and were welcomed with a lovely cream tea by Sue and Don. We checked into our B & B then we all went for dinner.
Sunday was Richard’s and my second wedding anniversary – goodness only knows where the two years have gone. They have been wonderful and happy years and I am so lucky to have found Richard :-) The six of us went to a lovely restaurant called The Inn at Bedruthan for coffee. The Inn is owned by some friends of Sue and Don’s and if you are looking for somewhere to stay in that area do give this one a try. We then returned to Sue and Don’s for sparkling wine and cheese. Our next stop was to Penny and Jim’s near Exmouth where we went out for dinner (again!) and stayed the night there.
Monday morning saw us in Budleigh Salterton were we sat on the sea front and had coffee and lunch. I had done all my washing at Penny’s as with no washing machine on Mary H the dirty washing pile was getting bigger and bigger so we popped back there to pick it up. We then drove back up the M5 - on a Bank Holiday Monday you can imagine the queues - it took us a lot longer than we anticipated.
Victoria had had a good time boat and dog sitting. She has two university friends who live locally so they joined her and I think there was a great deal of talking and laughing and a fair deal of alcohol consumed! They had decided to go asparagus picking but when they got there they discovered the season is June! Still she bought some lovely tender asparagus which we ate for dinner along with a veggie paella. I had booked Victoria into the local Premier Inn as five on the boat is almost impossible!
It was a lovely trip, great to see Sue and Don and, of course, Penny and Jim but I do see them more frequently.
I forgot to take any photos over the weekend which was stupid of me – I can’t seem to get back into the swing of snapping!