Hi there! Let me start with the customary "Thank You" to all those that commented on my previous post.
It really does mean a lot to me and it encourages me with this blogging malarkey which seems to have got into my veins!
On Sunday we had thought of heading out to Lyme Regis but decided that a picnic near the river would be a good idea. In truth we were all still stuffed from the amount of food that we had consumed at the Chinese and at least with a picnic you can just eat what you want.
We set off through the country lanes rather than using the main road as we wanted to return to a spot where we have been previously for a paddle in the river. We had commented that it would make a fab spot for some outdoor eating! When we arrived we realised that we weren't the only ones who had this idea - there were two other families at the location on our arrival but there was plenty of room for everyone!
KP and friend on the old stone bridge.
A gentle paddle!
It's a really pretty place to picnic - I love the stillness of places like this. The only sound being that of the running water. We stayed for an hour - eating our lunch and the children larked about in the water and had fun running over the bridge. I think this would be a great place to bring a book to read - another time maybe!
I love the names that are given to some of the boats.
I loved the colour of the ropes.
And the brightly coloured buoys.
Even this rusty anchor had charm!
The girls went for a paddle in the sea and got their clothes a bit wet! When we had set out it looked as if it was going to be cloudy so I hadn't packed any swimsuits etc but the girls weren't too disappointed as they ran into the Amusement Arcade!
And played a few games of Shuffle Puck.
In the evening I was too pooped to cook anything of great substance so we all enjoyed pizza and salad.
Where would we be without pizza!
And of course, strawberries for afters!
On Monday we had to come home as I had a doctor's appointment but on the way we stopped off at Shaftesbury - more on that in a later post!
Until next time,