Lets go and fly a kite! Oops maybe not!
I’ve just returned from a trip in Damnvan with Gorgeous Grandson number two. This is my third grandchild that I’ve taken on holiday this Summer and I am now bonded and have done my Granny duty!
I must confess that it has been an absolute delight. I’ve had quality time with each child, travelled around and improved my tan!
This last break was to Abersoch. We pitched just outside the town in a lovely site called Nant-y-Big www.nantybig.co.uk This site was a 5 minute stroll from a wonderful beach which was very quiet in comparison to nearby, uber busy, Abersoch. 👣We walked, surfed on a belly board (OK one of us did) 🏊🏻tried to fly a kite and generally had fun. The sun shone and there wasn’t a lot of wind (hence the no fly kite).
On the Sunday morning we got up early (on holiday?) and visited a local car boot sale. I did find some vintage treasures to add to Nanny Amy’s Vintage Table. I also tried to buy a vintage suitcase but the stall holder refused to sell as he still uses it! I didn’t realise that it wasn’t for sale. Shame it was just what I’m looking for!
When I have recovered from the Granny exhaustion I will get back to crafting, vintiquing, restoring and generally living my super busy life. In the meantime it was good to go away and good to come home to Hubs and Hound 🐕
I can’t believe how much I’ve missed the Internet these last few days! How amazing that someone of my generation, at my age, on my pension is so hooked on to the internet! How life has changed this past half a century!!
Hubs and I have travelled down to Devon in Damnvan1 ( I love that van!). Journey down was good and campsite fantastic with amazing views. Just no WIFI.
We walked into Woolacombe along the Coastal Path which was lovely and just far enough. We caught the bus back.-lazy! No craft shops or charity shops here. Just surf shops and surf doods. Lots of surfing going on and I would have loved to have a go! A few problems there:
1) no swimsuit.
2) no surf board
3) no wet suit and
4) no idea how.
Well I just can’t imagine myself getting into a wet suit anyway!!
Yesterday it was WINDY gusts of up to 60 miles an hour. Benji dog was delighted that he had to join us in the van overnight whilst his kennel tent took a battering. But tent is now repaired so he’s very sad that he has to go back, but only at night.
We were very lazy yesterday as the weather was so bad that watched too much TV. Still no WIFI! It did give me the opportunity to finish my Nepal scarf. You remember! The scarf that was a secret Christmas present for my darling daughter? I am now sending it to Nepal as their need is so much greater. I just need to darn the ends in and find a pattern to knit mittens to go with it- and/or a hat.
We have travelled further south to Tintagel Cornwall and this is the scrummy view from Damnvan1 Isn’t it lovely? AND the sun is shining. More about Cornwall later.
Sunbathing and knitting seems such an odd thing to do in this beautiful hot weather! The wrap for my Mum’s Christmas gift is growing steadily as I click away sitting outside Damnvan1. What a wonderful life. We can stay in bed as long as we like, or until Benji dog gets us up. We can sit on the beach watching Atlantic Rollers come up the beach. We can sit outside beach cafés and drink tea (or coffee) all day and I can craft as much as I wish! The joys of the freedom of the road in retirement.
I remember blogging last year and complaining of the lack of real craft shops so this year I’m not so worried and saving my cash for projects when we ( eventually) go home. There are numerous beach shops and quite a few charity shops in the bigger towns. We have only bought a few DVDs from charity shops as we travel, these we watch in the evening and drop off at the next charity shop we come across. This makes me feel that we are contributing to charity, recycling and enjoying ourselves. A win win.
Saturday in Padstow was hot and busy but very enjoyable. This beautiful harbour, made famous by chef Rick Stien, is surrounded by a backdrop of Quaint cottages and lush restaurants. I indulged in people watching(there was even a wedding photo shoot to watch)and retail therapy. The shops are typically beach and yacht emporiums, many out of my price bracket,but I did find a cute top to purchase. I really must get my sewing machine out when I get home as I could run up half of the garments for a fraction of the price. Nice day with nice ice cream and nice bus ride to get there.
Sunday we decided to walk the coastal path along the cliffs of Watergate beach onto Porth Beach. It was only about four miles but my dodgy back did well and I got the bus back. The scenery here is awesome all rocks and caves and surf. I would love to test the surf but I don’t think my back would enjoy that!