So then peeps, I hope you’re all going to have a lovely weekend. It’s wild and stormy here in the South Hams of heavenly Devon as I write this, with the coastline being pounded by gales of up to 80 mph. Thankfully the sun is shining at the moment, but I believe we will be having heavy rain showers later on in the day. Can you believe that this one has been named Storm Brian., I mean, with apologies to all the Brians out there, it’s not a very good name for a storm is it?! I think something a little more dramatic was called for. Storm Horatio, perhaps. Well, you get my drift.
To give you some idea of the changing weather, I took this photo in the very pretty resort of Salcombe last Monday, on a beautiful Autumn day ...
Here is a photo (borrowed from a friend) taken of the same location earlier today ...
We have a lot of holiday makers here in Devon throughout the year, and so many people have to be rescued from the sea, as they just don’t understand how dangerous it can be. Many get trapped on rocks by the incoming tide, and then have to be rescued by the Coastguards, putting other people’s lives at risk.
Anyway, I mentioned in my last Blog Post, how my American friend had been staying here with me for a couple of weeks. This was her second visit to England, and she wanted to visit the sights of London this time around. I hadn’t been to London as a tourist for a very long time, so it was just as much fun for me. Diane (yes, another Diane 😊) just couldn’t get over the hustle and bustle of it all, although we did manage to find some tranquil spots in the lovely parks London has. Amazing really, to think that you’re only a couple of minutes away from the rush of the City....yet, all of a sudden, you’re in a completely different world. Once again, my apologies to my Facebook friends, but here are a few snapshots of our time spent visiting the tourist spots.
As you can imagine, we took a whole bunch of photos, and it was difficult to choose a few to give you just a flavour of our Capital City. Also, I didn’t want to be one of those boring people showing off their holiday snaps!! I think it was Mark Twain who said “travel makes one modest. It makes you see what a tiny place you occupy in this world.”
As I finish off, the rain has arrived and is now lashing against the window panes. I hope you’re all having a good weekend and managing to find some relaxation in amongst the busy lives that we all seem to live these days. I’ll say Au Revoir for now, but I’ll pop back in again soon.
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