Here are two of my favourite people on Charmouth beach. We were there for just a couple of hours (apologies to Mrs P - I'm pretty sure you were away, now I know I can get there, we'll be coming again!) When we arrived there were six cars in the car park, when we left, there was a queue to get in. I wouldn't say it was the most beautiful beach but it was the nearest and two hours by the sea left me wide awake and fulll of summer spirit.
I want to live by the sea sometime soon. Not necessarily all the time. I can't be doing with the upheaval but I would really like a little place by a beach, even a town beach. What I would like most of all is a month by a beach. The Worker and I went travelling a long time ago and one of my favourite bits was the month by the beach that I'd exchanged for two weeks of trekking in Nepal - lots of lying down in exchange for too much yomping about. Bliss. I think it might have to be a sandy beach although pebbles appeal as they're quite clean and I can convince myself I'm having a hot stone massage at the same time. I'm easily pleased.
However, as funds are limited being a student and all that, I think my seaside retreat will have to wait, at least in reality. There may be a little online time wasting around the north Devon coast a little later today when I should be on the laptop making some cash not spending it in in an imaginary manner.
Well, from all accounts Catherine the Slim has done a lot better on the wedding diet front than myself. I have lost precisely 1lb since I challenged myself to get in to my wedding suitt. I am delighted to announce however, that I can get the jacket and shoes on. I can also get the skirt on, I just can't do it up. This means that I have a 66% success rate, which in many examinations rates as an 'A' - as you can imagine, I'm thrilled.
I have also been inspired by an article in the Sunday Times Style magazine announcing that curves are cool. Hurrah! I suspect, unfortunately, that this article is in the same vein as those that suggest military fashion is cool - every year, around March. Never mind - I take some comfort in my temporary coolness. Finally - I'm in fashion.
Did you make bunting this weekend? I had a lovely time and have strung some festively across the front of the house. We are now a three string bunting house - two from Poundland (new favourite shopping - great doilies) and one from my very own sewing machine. Roll on Friday....