I can hardly call my wanderings an adventure when compared to my daughter's travels but I have had a very happy week.
First there was a weekend gathering of old school-friends in Suffolk-
Where the day started in sunshine and ended late as we sat out in the evening singing songs and toasting marshmallows around the fire.
On Sunday we went exploring and stayed in a lovely, old fashioned B&B
Which we found by accident, after visiting a local Church
| I loved this stained glass window|
It was a busy, happy, sociable weekend.
I then took myself off to the West Country to spend a few days by myself.I love the chance to wander at will, to explore just as the mood takes me and to indulge in some of my favourite activities- beachcombing, following winding lanes and 'treasure' hunting in car-boot sales and antique shops.
The view form my window
I pretended that this was a 'working holiday and have come home with a few interesting finds-
|Old fashioned til pencil sharpener, pot, tape measure and thermometer|
However, I still managed to spent hours peering into rock pools and collecting pebbles and shells-
I found that by visiting the beaches early in the morning or in the evening and walking just that little bit further, I could find solitude and space, even in this busiest of months-
August is not my favourite month for the countryside, I prefer the early summer or Autumn but I have seen some beautiful views, hidden down corners of Devonshire lanes.
I was so pleased to see the old fashioned corn stooks.
I'm back home now and feel very lucky to have had such a perfectly English summer holiday!