Friday morning it was sunny so Me, Hubby and S went over to Teignmouth first thing and got coffees and bacon rolls to eat up on the seafront. We were having a lovely peaceful time when suddenly a huge seagull came from behind and tried to take S's roll pecking her finger in the process. That somewhat ruined the moment and S was tearful as it had frightened her. We had a nice stroll along the front and then came home to do some preparation for S's gathering in the evening.
S had her 21st birthday in lockdown and has just completed her midwifery degree so Friday night was a celebration of both with a dozen of her friends, out in the garden. Hubby mowed the lawn and swept the patio whilst we blew up balloons and put fairy lights around my arch. The rose that I planted in memory of my Mum has flowered this week so in a strange kind of way it felt like she was there for the celebration. Once people had started to arrive we decided to leave them in peace for a couple of hours so took K and L over to Teignmouth for a swim. It wasn't the warmest evening but it didn't bother them and when they'd had enough we got some nice hot fish and chips to eat. We then had a long walk along the beach where I found a lovely heart shaped pebble. It was just there, very prominent, so I took that as a sign and it is now out in the garden at the base of my Mum's rose.
My Sister and Brother in Law have been down this way for the week, staying in a holiday cottage near Totnes. They had to be out by 9 today so they came on up to us and Andy decided he wanted to treat us to lunch out which was lovely of him. We walked down to our village Hotel and sat in the garden, managing to miss the showers of earlier, and spent a lovely couple of hours eating, drinking and chatting. They have had a lovely week visiting lots of different places.
It is quiet now, Hubby is doing diy in the hallway until the football starts, D is out with friends and S is back down at our village Hotel working the evening shift. She cannot start working as a midwife until she has formally graduated and been given her NHS registration so until then she is working in the Hotel to earn some money.
I am going to go and cook a curry for me and Hubby and then I shall have a glass of wine or two and read my book with one ear on the football. I'm afraid I am still forgetting to take photos.
Flowers that S bought me as a sorry as she was a little worse for wear last night!! We've all been there in our youth!