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Wednesday, 27 August 2014


The summer holidays are coming to an end.   The last few weeks have whizzed by and the only sad thing about it is that I haven’t had a moment to do much in the way of crafting but I plan to make up for that once we get back into a more normal routine when the children return to school.
We were lucky enough to get a week away in Woolacombe, Devon, which just happened to fall during the week that we had the hottest week of the year, so we couldn't have planned that better if we had tried!     I took this picture early one evening when we were heading back to the car after a day of body boarding and playing beach volleyball and badminton and thought I would share it with you.  As my nan used to say "what a lovely view".
We also managed to get 10 days away in Exmouth, which was very nice and relaxing.    My brother, Greg, and his girlfriend joined us for a couple of days and Greg came armed with several fishing rods to set about teaching our son to sea fish.  There was a very successful catch at 10.20pm one evening ... a sea bass.  It was very exciting but after the squeals of delight from us 3 girls who had been sitting waiting for a little bit of action there was probably little doubt that any fish in the water for a five mile radius would have now disappeared, so after a few photos the fish was returned safely to the sea and we headed back for a few celebratory drinks.

Once Greg left despite the lack of the fishing rods we felt inspired.  There were definitely  fish and crabs to be caught so off we went again.  The boys were armed with crab lines and bate and us girls went armed with two chairs and a couple of good books.      Imagine the delight when our son caught his first fish on a crab line!   Not quite how we imagined his first catch but we had a very happy son.  

Son and husband posed for a photo of Joss's first catch.    A memorable photo... but then today we discovered  that what he had actually caught was a Weaver fish!!!  Not a fish to be messed with!!!  Whoops -  think us girls should have been reading up on types of fish!!! 




  1. Got to be honest I wouldn't know one fish from another either. It is sad that the summer is coming to an end bit depressing really. Oh well, thank goodness for our crafting to see us through the dark evenings as they approach. Glad you had a great holiday _ we were all lucky with the weather this year. Von x

  2. Very funny. Will buy you an Observers book of fish for Xmas. Glad you had lots of fun and good weather. xx