After the early rain, the sun came out and more or less stayed out all day. It's forecast to stay out pretty much for the remainder of our stay so no need to go shoe hunting!
For a lazy day yesterday, we seem to have done a fair amount. We were all slow to get started although I woke early, as usual. After a nice breakfast and some booking of meals out, we headed off to the village centre where we parted company. Alex went straight to the pool while Beth and I did a bit of mooching round the shops before going to Aquatique where, after sundry trying on of swimming costumes, I came out with two new ones. Naughty? Yes, maybe, but all my others are now too big so I don't think a couple is too much really. And thank goodness high leg styles are now pretty much out of fashion! :-)
Then we went to the pool where we met up with Alex and spent a glorious hour or so swimming and floating round the lazy river and just enjoying life.
After lunch, we chilled in the lodge. I don't know about Alex but Beth and I might have fallen asleep for a while. In fact, Beth didn't emerge until half past five.
I took this little video of around the outside of the lodge.
I meant to show this on Tuesday. When we arrived, while I re-parked the car, the family poet got to work and penned (well, chalked) this deathless verse.
(the Rabbit bit is so we know where the car is parked! It's a very big car park!)
And this is just the mural inside the lodge (with a bit of high chair edited out).
In the evening, we walked down to Café Rouge and had a really lovely dinner, courtesy of Alex, bless him. Once home again, we were planning to light a log and play a board game. We did light the log and it was very nice, but I was just so tired it wasn't long before I went to bed leaving the other two to enjoy their game.
Today, I think the general plans are . . .
maybe a stroll around
Pancake House for lunch (yummy)
another stroll around to let it settle
an afternoon swim
back to the lodge for dinner and, maybe, more sauna
light a log, play a board game, generally chill
How indulgent is that eh?
We've pretty much already decided we would like to do the same thing again next year, at the same time of year. Autumn is always such an attractive time of the year, not too hot but not too cold. Just right, in fact.
I hope you're all having a lovely week too. xx