Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Well Monday was a bit of a wash out here in Devon. Although not cold it rained all day which was a bit of a drag.  I went out for coffee with S in the morning. We went to Sainsburys on the edge of Torquay and had a good look around the store before we went in the Cafe. My Dad had given me some money last weekend so I treated myself to a black and white print summer dress, a mini grater and a Bundt tin! I have never owned such a tin but during lockdown have seen various recipes for a Bundt cake on different television programmes so decided it was time I had one.

Tuesday I worked which goes quickly even though it's a long day.  We go to a "Music with Mummy" group in the morning, stopping off at our village park on the way home for snack. Then lunch takes a while with four little ones to feed and clean. Four of the six children have a sleep so we have our lunch, write up our records and entertain the other two. We then have the school run to do and collect a couple of after  school children to be looked after, then it's the park by the school for an hour, home and two little ones to be given tea. It's tiring but I enjoy every minute of it.

Today was nice and sunny so I called for a friend I used to work with and we walked to the park and got  coffees and brownies from the mobile coffee van and had a lovely couple of hours catching up in the sunshine. I made sure dinner was ready and on the table for 5.30 so that afterwards we could go over to Teignmouth for an hour for K and L to have a swim in the sea. The tide was in but we found a sliver of sand to sit on and watch them. They lasted about 45 minutes before they wanted to get out and dry off. It was lovely sat there watching  people swimming, people out in kayaks and people in sailing boats. It's lovely living in a holiday resort as it feels like you are on holiday too. Now we are home and clearing up from dinner while the girls have nice hot showers.

Work again tomorrow in the morning - rushing towards the weekend again.

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  1. Nice to hear tales of job satisfaction. The beach is the perfect way to unwind. I find water so calming…seems to put things into perspective. Looking forward to seeing the sea next week - we’re heading to North Devon.

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    1. Have a lovely time in North Devon, hope the sun shines and you get your fix of beach time.

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  2. I'm glad you are enjoying your new job. It sounds a lot of fun. X

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    1. It's great and good to get out and about unlike when I worked in the pre school when we couldn't leave the setting due to ratios. The only downside is it makes me a bit broody! Luckily for Hubby I'm too old to go down that path again!

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  3. I'm glad your new job is going well!
    How lovely to spend an evening on the beach, it was glorious here yesterday (unlike today!) xxx

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    1. It was lovely. I wanted to go to the beach this coming weekend but forecast looking a bit iffy so last night looked the best alternative. It's great as it's quieter and free to park!

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  4. I tried comment on this t'other day but Blogger was throwing a wobbly for me... so apologies if this comes through twice :0

    How lovely to be working with little people... completely exhausting I can imagine, but tremendous fun. The sea swim looks perfect and coffee and brownies always go down well. Hope you have a great week. Lulu x

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    1. It's tiring but fun as well. We've just got back from the beach so another sea swim for the girls this week, and an ice cream afterwards.

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  5. Yes, last Monday was a wash out wasn't it, Emma, but you have certainly had a busy week, and the children obviously loved their time in the sea. Hope the weather bucks up soon, it's gone really chilly here this afternoon - I have put the heating on, yes, in June!
    Margaret P

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    1. My sister and Brother-in-Law are renting a cottage the other side of Totnes for the week so they called here for lunch today and then we went over to Teignmouth for a walk along the seafront and K and L had another swim in the sea.

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