Sunday, April 18, 2010

easter break

The fortnight break at Easter is definitely my favourite “school holiday” (apart from the somewhat longer summer break perhaps!). It provides sufficient time to “catch one’s breath”, to deal with outstanding jobs (in theory), but also to find time to relax, to potter and to reflect. However, this holiday was also a little strange - with Moira having just retired, she chose to take the past week (well, Sunday to Friday morning) on retreat at Sheldon Centre near Exeter. Despite not having me around(?), she clearly spent a very enjoyable, relaxing time in a beautiful location and with excellent weather.
I collected her first thing on Friday morning and we drove to Princetown for coffee before walking across a small section of Dartmoor to Nun’s Cross. In the afternoon, we spent some time at Buckland Abbey before travelling on to spend the weekend with our lovely friends Jez+Mags at Goveton, near Kingsbridge.
Really enjoyed our time with J+M (as always)… the weather was beautiful and we ambled through the streets on Salcombe and along the beach at Thurlestone. Relaxing with great mates over fine food and good wine and in such a beautiful location – you just can’t beat it!
Photo: I also enjoyed sitting in the conservatory on my own first thing each morning (listening to Ludouico Einaudi) and gazing across the fields to the horizon on the opposite side of the valley. This was the view....

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