The Estuary

The Estuary

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

March 2016

 In the sea
My February swim.
The whole sea to myself at Putsborough beach

In the garden

It finally stopped raining. At last we could cut the grass.
Paul strimmed it.
And I raked it...exhausting.

My end of the Devon bank has a splash of colour!

This daffodil was already there.
Its quite a pretty double.
Looks nice with the primulas we rescued from the skip.

 Paul successfully felled a number of overgrown hedgerow trees that would shade the garden

He burnt some twiggy bits but we are stacking the rest. We may install our logburner in the house.
We've had it for years but never used it.
The weather was warm enough to sit out in the sun to eat lunch and look at the progress so far.

Chilli plugs arrived and are now  growing nicely in little pots.
Paul has been able to plant some of the specimens that moved house with us.
Starting with some bamboo.

 Out and about 

We visited Hartland.

There are amazing rock formations at Hartland Point.
Lovely sea.
A few days later we visited Hartland Abbey. They have lovely walks through the gardens down to the coast.

This cottage belongs to Hartland Abbey and was used in the filming of 'The Night Manager'
This is the shore next to the cottage

We made our march visit to the Eden project. We had a picnic in the Rainforest biome. Lovely and warm!. On the way back we called in at the Cobweb in Boscastle and met Harry for a drink.

We drove with the top down (wearing our matching furry hats).


Three horses appeared on the estate after a night of high winds.
There was quite a lot of police activity to watch from the upstairs window.
Eventually the horses were returned to their owner.

 Social Scene

We continue to enjoy having visitors. George and Louise came to stay for a night and then they caught the helicopter to Lundy Island. They were spending the week there with a group of people doing conservation work.

Bridge lessons are going well and on Friday afternoons Paul and I play at a very relaxed bridge club in Braunton. We also played in a charity teams competition which started with a champagne reception and lunch - very nice!

 On Sunday our neighbours opposite invited a few of us over for drinks - very nice!

I made my 'Easter Special' to contribute to the nibbles - very sophisticated!

Happy Easter!