On Monday evening we headed down to Cornwall for a few days. My parents and Granny live down there so we could be pretty flexible about when we went. We were so lucky with the weather - 3 days of sunshine!!
On Tuesday we headed over to St Ives as the forecast was 'iffy'. As there is always something to do there whatever the weather, it was a good choice but we were lucky and had sunshine all day. We got our spot on the beach - the boys went swimming and the girls paddled! We shopped and found the new Poppy Treffry shop and met the lovely Sarah again. We pigged out on Pasties, fudge, Cornish ice-cream and enjoyed fish and chips out of the paper for tea - the perfect start to our mini break away.
Wednesday was Sam's Birthday - 11 years old!
The Birthday Boy got to decide on what we did and he made a good choice. We headed to Godrevy, a National Trust beach near Hayle. It is one of the most beautiful beaches and again we had a gloriously sunny day. The boys went swimming and the girls looked on, still not brave enough to venture into the English sea! The day ended with a family dinner back at Mum and Dad's and a pile of profiterole's instead of a cake, the perfect pud.
On Thursday we went over to Penzance and spent the day at the Jubilee Pool - a fresh 'sea water' lido. We went for the first time last year and had a great time. Again the boys went swimming and the girls watched (bit of a theme developing there!) They spent the whole day diving in, climbing out, diving in, climbing out....
The plan was to enjoy our last evening over in St Ives. We still went but it was slightly wetter than planned.
Today we packed up the car, said our goodbyes and headed over to Truro for the morning. It is about the only place Jeff will actually go shopping! The forecast had been for a mixed bag, so once we had shopped the boys to their limit, we headed home. The traffic was busy but it was to be expected, I guess.
So here we are now back at home - always lovely to go away but always lovely to be home!