I'm absolutely gutted to be back from holiday! I had a fantastic time, shockingly, the weather was excellent ...around 30 celsius, every single day was hot and sunny.
The cottage was in it's usual state of romantic disrepair, jackdaws had thrown twigs down the chimney, I washed my hair with a saucepan in the bath, the TV remote was broken so we only had one channel. Luckily I found a complete scrabble set and we'd brought a DAB radio, so we didn't have to make too much conversation....
My parents were staying half an hour up the road, so they could drive me and our luggage all the way to Devon - poor Mike had to get the train after work. Here's my travelling companions.
Mum, Dad and I had a swim at Beer.
mmmm look at that water. It was 30c in Sidmouth, so a dip in the sea was most welcome. I made Mike trawl the chazzas and I quickly found this flowery cotton dress...
Here's a quick look at the cottage for those of you who didn't see last years post. It's a time warp, full of aging fabrics, Cornish ware, dust, damp and spiders!
Sunday was just a beach day at Charmouth
I couldn't resist a day shopping in Axminster.....
This mad fold out basket was £1. The dress is 1940s and from the legendary Second To None
We visited Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park again, it's such a fantastic little place.
The walk back to town was very long and hot, so we paddled in the river.
We also had a meal out in the famous River Cottage Canteen, which was rather lovely.
Wedesday we went to Lyme Regis, the sea was a beautiful azure and wonderfully clear. Mike bought me a snorkel and I even saw (small brown) fish
sexy beach photo for you there
Necklace and swimming cozzie from charity shops
Hat Primark (turned up by me)
Dress - Monsoon sale
I also bought...
|weird Beatles EP, wonder what those springs represent, obligatory seaside rock, weird postcards|
|Beautiful embroidered picture, Victorian cabinet cards and French 80s Egyptian t shirt all bought in Lyme Regis|
Our last day was spent again in Lyme Regis, sweltering in the heat, fending off baby seagulls and snorkelling.
Looking distinctly damp in certain areas
I'm rather heartbroken I had to come home. I may bore you with some more holiday snaps soon, but I've got a tonne of blogs to catch up on too!
My blog title comes from one of my favourite songs "Cinnamon and Clove" by Sergio Mendes & Brazil 66, beautiful song with beautiful hippy nonsense lyrics