I wrote the other day about wanting to spend as much time as I could having fun with Syd before he starts school, but he isn’t the only one of my children with whom time suddenly seems to be slipping away too quickly. My daughter, Betsy, will be off to university in September and I haven’t quite processed that she is leaving home yet.
I have shared my life and home with her for nearly nineteen years now, which is longer even than I lived with my own parents and I cannot picture a daily life without her in it. (Hang on…..need a tissue before I carry on typing!). Back now *sobs*, so as well as making the most of the last few months before Syd starts school, I also want to make the most of the time before she heads off.
Wednesday’s are a day when just the three of us are home – Syd has no pre-school, Betsy’s work placements are now completed so she no longer has college that day – so while feeling sorry for my other half at work and my lovely middle boy at school, we are going to make the most of them.
Last Wednesday was a perfect Summers day, albeit one in the middle of Spring, so we headed off to Portland Bill for an adventure. We paused at the top of Portland to take a look at the view over Chesil Beach.
Then headed down to Portland Bill where are first mission was to enjoy a spot of lunch at The Pulpit Inn – a gorgeous spot to eat, outdoor seating providing sea views and chips that got the Syd seal of approval. Then a walk over Portland Bill to the lighthouse, pausing to make use of the swings and to take many photos along the way.
Simply stunning, STUNNING place. I am ashamed to say I had never been before despite living my entire life nearby. We will be back and often I think. We even had a poke about in the museum at the base of the lighthouse – you can go up it, but Syd is too short at the moment – which as it is 153 steps and a baking hot day I was pretty thankful for! He loved the kids activities in the museum though, and was especially taken with the flag that contained crayons to colour it in within the pole.
Ice creams and cold drinks a plenty, we ambled our way around, clambering rocks, spotting the brilliant patches of turquoise in the sea and jewel green rocks. Rumour has it on some days you can see wild dolphins, but not while we were there despite much hoping! It is a magnificent place for an adventure, so much space to run around and explore, while a perfect view stretches out in every direction.
I can’t wait for our next adventure, need to plan somewhere to go tomorrow as the weather is looking fine again,
Love Miss Cisco XXX