Sunday 16 October 2011

Flying visit

A lovely weekend, but not long enough.

The Lovely Son had been to Bath, and made a detour to visit us yesterday evening, staying overnight. First, an evening in front of a roaring fire, roasting chestnuts in the embers. The new chestnut roasting thingummy went on fire, somewhat dramatically; once its paint had burned off, it worked fine, but  nevertheless it took us by surprise.

This morning we walked round Dunster, the LS not having been before; I had never seen this little village so quiet.

The dogs, thrilled to be with the LS, came too. He threw sticks; Flossie plunged in and out of the river at the Gallox Bridge.

Not everyone joined in, preferring to collect autumn leaves to wear as a nose-ornament. A leaf-strainer moustache helps greatly.

Then we walked on the beach at Blue Anchor, ate bacon and sausage-filled rolls and drank pots of tea at the so dog-friendly Driftwood Cafe, chatting as we looked out over the water to Wales. Sunday lunch, casual.

Home to some odd jobs that take two people, like lifting heavy boxes into the loft, and then off to deposit the LS at the station again, a 25-mile drive skirting the beautiful Quantock Hills, leaving two moping dogs behind. I try not to mope, but it's hard.

A very pleasant break. Tomorrow: The Builders return. There will be mess.


Frances said...

What a wonderful day !

jabblog said...

Sounds wonderful! No matter how long or short the time with one's offspring it's never long enough!

flwrjane said...

I'm mopey just thinking about him leaving and tomorrow's mess coming.

But today certainly looked lovely.

xo Jane

Rose H (UK) said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Pam said...

We too had a visit from our Lovely Son and are consequently moping.

Hope builders build satisfactorily.

June said...

Just the thought of somebody else entertaining my dogs for a while sends me over the moon. He can really pitch those sticks, can't he!

judy in ky said...

I enjoy seeing your dogs in action!

Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well with the builders - I'm looking forward to the 'after' pictures. Very windy here this morning, but much brighter than forecast.

Marcheline said...

It must be the time for it, two-person jobs of lifting heavy things to the attic. We just put our window air-conditioning unit up yesterday. My shoulder's still sore!

Glad you had a good visit with your son.

Anonymous said...

What a blast from the past for me! I used to work in a hotel in Minehead and on afternoons off used to go to Dunster and Blue Anchor, lovely places both.

the veg artist said...

I could do with a tiny leaf-picker-upper, if Tosca is interested in a full-time job!

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