It’s September so it must be time for the Croyde trip again!
Last year, Lizzie and I opted to stay in a smaller house with Liz, Richard, their son William and their 2 dogs. Believe it or not this was a bit less hectic than it usually is staying with the main group. This year Liz et al. aren’t coming so we all stayed together in the same house as is traditional. This year we were in a house we hadn’t stayed in before. Unfortunately it wasn’t really big enough for the number of people it could sleep but we managed without too much trouble,
Lizzie and I did a lot of walking and picnicking while the others were off surfing or drinking etc and we all got together in the evenings for meals, drinks, games and the occasional murder. There was also much lounging in the hot tub, reading books, watching movies, and did I mention drinking?
Lizzie working out which way to go
People enjoying the beach
I’d like to live here one day
I’d also like to live here one day
Many pretty flowers are out on the coast path this year. I want some of these for my garden.
Sheep roam all over the coast path
Baggy Point is a bit of a geographical oddity
Later in the week, we’ll head down to that beach
We stopped by this sign to eat our lunch
Lizzie returns from prospecting for a picnic site out of the wind.
Lizzie has stile!
The fruit is just starting to ripen. Quite late this year I think.
There’s been a murder in Cassablanca
Some of the suspects
Me, Mademoiselle Nicole le Grandbutte
My parents Hughes (left) and Edith le Grandbutte
Herr Otto von Pinkelwurst flanked by Cherie Boot (left) and Pia Fedora (right)
Ingrid Pith and Kirk Ransome III with Pia showing off her mime skills
Family photos have become a bit awkward since Nicole became Steve
The road goes ever on and on…
We completely failed to identify this butterfly.
Flowers in the garden at the tea shop
Flowers in a teapot at the tea shop.
I had to eat a lot of aero bubbles before Lizzie got a shot of me levitating one. What a shame!