Another week has passed by. A week in which I find myself back with all my bloggy friends, and a time when I can get back to my Sunday Snaps feature, as I am now back to using my laptop again :) It is so lovely to be able to have spring flowers in the house again, all the daffodils and tulips. It really does lift the spirits when we can look forward to better weather ahead. Now I know that a lot of my bloggies haven't even had a winter and have been basking in temperatures in the 70's. To be honest, I think I would rather have a proper winter in a way, because then we can really look forward to the sunshine and blue skies - yes, even here in dear old Devon!!
It was lovely having my daughter and granddaughter over from France and, fortunately, we had a couple of really HOT sunny days when they were here, so we immediately headed off to the nearest beach, with Alfred, who had a super time racing around on the sands. To be honest, I have never seen Bigbury looking better, and as we are out of the holiday season, there weren't many people around at all. Heaven!
I'm afraid that Emma must have taken the next photo looking into the sun, but, then, at my age, it's much better for me to be shown in a certain light!! Hee Hee!!
As most of you know, I have four favourite girls (two daughters and two granddaughters) and here are two of my blessings. This was a day when it wasn't quite so warm!
Whilst they were over here, Eleanor wanted to have a go at surfing, so she had a two hour, one to one, lesson. I did warn her that most of the time would probably be spent on the beach, just getting the feel of the board etc. Anyway, her mum and I were banished to the top of the beach to start off with, so we settled down with a nice cup of coffee, basking in the lovely, warm sunshine. About fifteen minutes into the lesson, Emma said, "I don't believe this." We looked down, and there was Eleanor in the water, stood up on the board, riding a wave and raring to go! She had a fantastic time, so we have another lesson booked for her when they come over again in April.
The young lad who was taking the lesson was rather 'dishy', as we all agreed. When they first arranged the lesson, I could see Emma and Eleanor chatting away to him, batting their eyelids (LOL!), so when they came out, I said "well, how much is it going to cost?". Huh, they were so busy drooling over him, that they hadn't even asked that obvious question!! After the lesson, he said that Eleanor was a natural and that it was one of the best first lessons he had ever done. You can imagine how thrilled she was! So I can see that the car will be arriving complete with surf boards on top for their next visit. Perhaps I could have a go! It was difficult to capture photos, but here is one where Eleanor is right in the middle of the photo coming into the beach.
Especially for Shady, here are a few photos of Alfred enjoying himself!
Well, I think that's more than enough for now. In my next post, I shall be asking you if you have any tried and tested recipes for a new kitchen appliance that I have just bought. Wonder if you can guess what it is?!
Look forward to seeing you again soon.