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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Family visit

I've just returned from eight nights in Devon with my daughter and grandchildren. My son in law was moving his work premises over that period so I went down to help her out while he was working late and then to go camping with her and the children over the bank holiday weekend.
We had pretty good weather until the last two days so we managed to pack in lots to do!

                              
Gilby enjoying hot chocolate and marshmallows after a particularly chilly out door swim

         
We went to the beach twice

                                    

                                     
Gilby drew the whole family flying in his paper 'plane

                                     
They have a bell tent so I needed to have a scheduled meeting with my son in law before the camping trip to be told how to pitch it :)

                                     
It took me less than 30 mins start to finish with just a little help putting the centre pole in place. These tents are great!


                                   
We chose the site because it has a heated outdoor pool but we managed to pitch near the corn fields and away from the busy part. The children are great campers, staying up late each night to toast marshmallows on the camp fire and sleeping in late the following mornings. My brother, sister in law and some of their family joined us the second day and it was great to be together which doesn't happen often enough.


                                      
Polzeath Beach is on the north coast of Cornwall and where lots of surfing takes place.

                                      

                                      
The children were happy to get back to see how Snoopy had fared without them....not sure how Snoopy felt about their return ;)

Both our daughters celebrated their wedding anniversaries last week, I was able to baby sit for hose in Devon while they went out for dinner together, my daughter in SA and her husband took their boys out for dinner with them :)

                                      
Jesse looking very smart for his meal out

                                      
Joe showing me something but I'm not sure what :)

I'm not back home, it's always good to get back and we have lots on but I do miss my lovely family and am happy we had such a great time.



















3 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

You had a wonderful time!!! The time on the beach looks especially lovely. I always smile when I see little children holding cats and dogs, they hold them as though they were babies not animals in the way that adults do, it is a very loving hold though. xx

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a great time spent with the little ones. Happy anniversary to the girls and their husbands.

Just a little something from Judy said...

Those beach pictures are lovely! I like the tent idea and think it sounds like so much fun to sleep in the cornfields and yet near to the swimming pool. Happy Anniversary to both of your daughters! The pictures of their children are priceless!