Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Well, I've gone and booked our now annual, weekly sabbatical to the South-West coast of England where the family spend a week usually sheltering from the wind and rain and hoping for a day or two of sun (we have had some good weather down there). We go down there for the traditional english "Spring Bank" in the last week of May, which is good timing for me as it's 10days after I get back from E3 madness and I've just usually shaken the last remnants of any jet-lag off.
We travel the 300+ miles down there (that's a long way in the UK) and usually stop in a cottage or similar, last time it was right in St.Ives harbour, but this time its on the southern coast, on the Helford River in a place called Mylor/Mylor-Bridge just NE of Falmouth.
In fact our cottage is riverside and has a mooring for a boat, so hopefully we will hire a boat and go to the pub in that. The kids are already excited about going fishing for crabs and stuff.
We time our trip to coincide with good friends from the village and this makes for good days out and good evenings in. The pace of life down there is very laid back, the air is fresh and the scenery beautiful. It's about as flip-side as you can get from our Florida/Disney theme-park madness of last year.
I'm already looking forward to it.