This afternoon we were back at Dulles airport to meet David's parents. The sky was a rather unwelcoming dull shade of grey.
Friday, 11 September 2015
When I was staying with Mum and Dad a couple of weeks ago, their bird feeders were very popular with small birds - mainly bluetits but also some great tits and coal tits.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
It was very hard to leave Lauren and Theo this morning to return to the US, but it was time.
These photos were taken by Juliet when she visited on Monday.
I only have to compare these with the ones taken on the day that I left the UK at the end of June to understand that I will see lots of changes by the time of our next visit home!!
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
On Saturday, on our way back from Cornwall, we were very pleased to be able to attend the wedding service of my cousin's son, held in a beautiful and historic church on the edge of Dartmoor.
Very few graveyards have such a view..
Inside the church was equally beautiful..
It was a lovely service with a very relaxed and happy atmosphere.
Monday, 7 September 2015
Today we had a visit from Juliet, Lauren's godmother and my friend since the early 1980's.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
As you may imagine, there is much to feast your eyes on in the window of Stein's Patisserie in Padstow..
Some quite extraordinary things .. giant meringue filled with fresh raspberries and lemon curd anyone?? We passed on by in order to visit the Cherry Trees cafe on the harbour to sample a breakfast dish..
Freshly made fluffy pancakes with yogurt, fresh strawberries and a generous pouring of maple syrup..not yet applied in the picture. It is worth noting that this is a half portion (!).
Not everywhere that we visited was quite so exotic - Theo made his first visit to a Little Chef (this one with views of Dartmoor, at Sourton Cross'.
In St Ives, David and I often visit the Porthminster Beach Cafe and we are fans of their 'deconstructed' desserts.
This one is a Pimm's Salad, complete with cucumber sorbet, strawberry sherbet, mint leaves, fizzy lemonade and Pimm's jelly!