Posted: 11/09/2017 at 16:10
Getting a bit nearer to normality now ... although I don't s'pose we'll ever actually achieve that
Our holiday was brilliant ... starting off with a stopover at the best little B&B in Devon where we were treated like royalty, fed & watered and given a guided tour of the estate
Once in Cornwall we had one wettish day and after that just the occasional spell of dampness ... not enough to stop us doing the things we wanted to, and the rest of time was warm and sunny ... lots of lazing on the beach was done along with the compulsory intake of icecream and pastys and visiting of galleries and purchasing of art in order to keep the local economy afloat
My knee didn't enjoy the steep hills, but a kind local noticed me limping and showed us a short cut with a much more gentle slope behind her house and told us we should use it to get to and from our apartment That, and the purchase of a sturdy hazel stick made all the difference ... now it's almost back to normal.
It was lovely to meet up for a drink with Topbird and her Lovely OH who were also holidaying at St Ives last week ... hope they've had a good journey back to East Anglia too ... we'll have to get together again soon - perhaps a garden with some good autumn colour
We also met up with some Cornish friends and had a very good lunch with them at the café at Godrevy and was given a beautiful raku pot made by one of them I think some of you met her on one of our Snowdrop Walks when she happened to be up in this part of the world.
On the way home we spent a couple of nights in a hotel near Whipsnade and visited the zoo (thanks Phillippa ) ... it's a very long time since I've been there and OH had never been ... it is great to see the animals in such spacious surroundings and to read about the successful breeding programmes which in some cases have enabled previously endangered species to be re-established in the wild. Not a sign of the repetitive behaviours indicating stressed animals which used to be a feature of so many zoos ... and Oh, the magnificence of those rhinos.