So we arrived safely in Eastbourne where we leaped with glee into the paddling pool awaiting us to cool off.
It was so lovely to be with my best friend Vicci and her family and catch up on all the news.
The following day we all loaded into 2 cars and drove to Groombridge, a completely magical place a 45 min drive from their house.
|transforming, magical doorways|
|covered wagons (and a very tired Joa)|
We had a picnic dinner before driving back home again, where we got the kids into bed before Vicci and I headed out to a pilates class together. It was so nice to do something a little different and not child orientated!The following day we were all really tired so we stayed at home to rest.
Much revived we decided to head off to Eastbourne Pier on the Thursday.
That evening the kids decided they wanted to sleep outside in the playhouse. They performed a brilliant concert for us singing and dancing. For this privileged they asked for a donation of £2 that was 'to go to the little plastic money box they have in shops for animals'. They wrote long lists of what they needed and armed with blankets and torches and a midnight feast they headed off to the play house where they lasted until 8.30pm when they all came (or were brought) back in doors to bed again.
The next day we set off after breakfast to catch the train back through London to Bristol. It was a great wee visit to Vicci and her family.
To be continued...