I've had a couple of days free of family problems now and feel so much better for it - well, that and being here in the caravan, which is definitely my happy place. And the lovely weather we've had, and I slept really well for the first time in ages last night. And then yesterday we had such a great time with the friends who came over for afternoon tea, 3 neighbours from home. They're a lovely couple who recently got married, despite having lived together for many years, and are one of the most romantic and loving couples I know. The 3rd lady is an elderly widow neighbour, American (from Indiana) and so smiley and nice - she's lived in our little hamlet for about 30 years and knows everybody and everything about our area, she has some very interesting stories to tell. She made us a beautiful cake, courgette cake with walnuts in it and a lovely lemon buttercream topping, it was just like a passion cake. S & D, the couple, brought us a beautifully presented basket of fruit from their garden (they have the most gorgeous garden) - apples, pears, plums and a big bowl of raspberries. Such nice people, we're blessed to have so many lovely neighbours, both at home and here at the caravan park.
There's an autumn chill first thing in the mornings, half an hour with the electric fire on in the lounge soon warms the place up. We're forecast another couple of sunshiny warm days before showers kick in on Sunday, and then another couple of warm sunny days Monday and Tuesday. We're going to take a picnic and have a couple of hours on the beach today, for the first time since we've been here at the park. There's a lovely sandy area of beach near Weston, it's called Uphill, there's free parking on the beach (costs a fortune to park at Weston) and as it has none of the facilities of Weston, it's pretty quiet. From there we'll go on to the retail park, I've got a little bit of food shopping to do and a warm cardigan I ordered online to collect.
We might pop home on Sunday to pick up our post, husband's waiting for his hospital admission appointment, he was told it will probably be within 4 weeks and that was over a week ago. I'll probably take some washing home and put it on the eco quick wash - it's very handy living so near to the caravan park....yet far enough away for it to feel like we're having a good break away in a different area entirely.