Downderry, Cornwall…

Had a wonderful day in Cornwall last Saturday mostly spent slurping Pimms on the beach deck of Paul’s cousins gorgeous house in Downderry. Three generations of Paul’s huge family were there (three sisters, their nine children & partners and their seventeen offspring!) The sun shone and we all had lots of fun.

I awoke the next day to my 43rd birthday which started well with coffee and brownies at Ode in Shaldon with my girls…

…and finished well with dinner & drinks at The Thatched Tavern with my buddies! As always I managed to drag the celebrations out for the majority of the week, spending Monday with my old pal Simon, we visited Ashburton & Totnes (via Dartington for lunch at Cranks) He cooked a curry in the evening & my neighbours came round for dinner, I also heard from a very dear, old friend after a 6 year silence which made my day! I spent Tuesday night with my folks, brother and Aunt in Teignmouth (out for dinner again) Wednesday with the in-laws  (drinks by the sea at The Cary Arms and lunch at Ode on Thursday) before they left to head back to Birmingham.

I had lunch out again yesterday and had dinner with some pals last night so have barely cooked all week – it’s been fantastic! Although I may well have a change of heart if I jump on the scales! Anyway…I’m supposed to be getting ready for Portscatho Homespun Fair in Cornwall tomorrow, where I will be selling my candles, so had better get on and stop letting myself be distracted by the computer and the Olympics!

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