1st: Parents-in-law arrived
2nd: Had lunch in Ely by the river
with PiL. Discovered that there was a Wilkinsons right opposite the Waitrose. (Clearly me n S standing right in the intersection of that particular Venn diagram)
3rd: FiL decided that blocking landing with stepladder to change lightbulb while I was running around packing for us to go to Wales (leaving them behind) was a good idea. I did not agree. AT ALL. Stopped for lunch at the 'Hestoned' Little Chef in Kettering
. It was ace. Arrived in Llandeilo 6:30pm.
4th: Staged Easter egg hunt for nephew in Gelli Aur
. Sunday lunch in pub had the biggest selection of veg I have ever seen.
5th: Day out with Thomas at the Gwili Railway
. Teared up when the engine steamed into view. I am a big kid at heart. Will (and entire family) had a great day. Catering staff pulled off authentically shit railway coffee with aplomb.
6th: Watched over 70 Red Kites turn up for their tea at the feeding station
7th: National Botanic Garden of Wales
. Really lovely. Except for the coffee.
8th: Spent most of the day gassing with my mummy. It was fab.
9th: After lunch in Lampeter, headed off for a romantic anniversary weekend in this sweet cottage/chalet
. Spectacular view of sea, Snowdonia and the Llyn peninsula from the sofa.
10th: Married 2 whole years. Walked along coast to Aberaeron and had excellent lunch at the Harbour Master
. Coffee was perfect, right down to the jug of hot milk to go in it. That never happens in England.
11th: Poked around the beach and filled my pockets with little bits of driftwood.
12th: Collected sister and nephew and drove all the way back to Cambridge.
13th: Took Will to the playground. Poked around the art shop (bought wired raffia to use with aforementioned driftwood) and then had lunch in John Lewis.
14th: Went with Ellie and Will on the train to Ely Cathedral and had lunch by the river. Again. angua
popped round for tea and Will enticed her up to his room. M + A came round for supper (friends of both Ellie and I since school). We laughed till we cried. Lovely.
15th: Took Ellie and Will to see the Iguanadon
and all the 'skedelons' at the Sedgewick Museum. Will likes skedelons. He now does Iguanodon impressions.
16th: After seeing Ellie and Will off at the station (hope they missed the congestion) picked up some compost, tomato plants, a courgette plant and a packet of parsnip seeds from the garden centre. Had a lie down. House very quiet.
Would like to say we're going to have a quite weekend but sadly that is not to be either - Golden Wedding celebration heading our way.
The trouble with holidays, is that you need a holiday afterwards.