Saturday was all about my lovely Aunty Hillary’s and Uncle Clive’s 70th birthday party.
Harvey, Harry and I drove down to Lyme Regis on Friday night. Harvey and I are staying in a light and airy apartment on the sea front in Lyme Regis which is gorgeous. The lounge has 2 bay windows and a huge picture window and the views are just stunning. Looking East towards Charmouth and the Golden Cap. Looking West along Lyme Regis sea front. We had no provisions so in the morning we wandered round the corner to the Town Mill Bakery for breakfast with our house guests, Holly, Richard and Emily. We were later joined by Abi and Lucy – this is such a sociable place. We had a boiled egg, toast and pain aux raisin so nothing diet friendly or healthy but very tasty. Back to the apartment for some more scenery watching. Love this view! At Midday we wandered round the corner to the hall where the birthday party was on. We all had a Ploughman’s lunch which was bread and cheese. Being in Dorset all the bread and cheese was excellent.My Uncle and Aunty hosted the entire family for lunch and dinner. The birthday cake had 3 tiers; lemon, sticky toffee and fruit and it was decorated by all their grandchildren.
Well decorated guys.
Happy birthday Uncle and Aunty. We had speeches and champagne. Happy birthday to my sister Holly. And lots of opportunities to catch up with each other. The stripey people. We coudn’t resist a quick relax back at the apartment after lunch. Aunty Marion and cousin Hannah. Grandpa Ian – every one loves the window seats 🙂 This is the view from the kitchen. We reconvened at 4pm for a game of skittles in the Pilot Boat pub. Competition was definitely keen and I am pleased to say I was on the winning team (but I take no credit for winning!). Go Team Hilary ! At high tide the children decided to throw themselves off the harbour wall. Be careful Little Fella – he who has no fear of anything. We couldn’t get close enough to see properly and from a distance they looked like little lemmings, leaping in to the sea and then somersaulting in ! Cousin Daniel had waded over so we were quite relaxed from our vantage point on the beach, as he watched over them. Well, relaxed until he came back with the youngest ones. The Little Fella had decided he could swim well enough to swim back round the harbour wall and back to shore with the older and more experienced cousins. I found that to be a very stressful 15 – 20 minutes waiting but he did it and was justifiably proud of himself.
We then had a wonderful evening, eating quiches, salmon, salads and various desserts back at the hall. It was so lovely to spend time with my big family but the camera stayed in the bag!