I have had a wonderful weekend. Spending it with my family in Wales has been exactly what I needed. It's not often we make the most of the long weekend. Content to spend the time at home, doing odd jobs around the house.
It's evident from my Instagram feed that all I've really done is eat. Sweet treats and chip shop chips has been the order of the weekend, moderately counteracted by long walks in the Welsh hills.
I love coming to stay with my Mum. Her home is so beautiful that it's worthy of gracing the boards of Pinterest. I always leave inspired to get the final rooms of our own home decorated. Sadly we live in a bungalow, so this beneath the staircase bookshelf is rather unattainable.
Has the weather been beautiful where you are? Apart from a slight downpour on Sunday evening, West Wales has been bathed in sunshine. A few freckles have even made an appearance on my winter skin.
No visit home is complete without spending time with my Grandad. This time, we provided the trifle. That way it wasn't just jelly and custard. Cards were played and the sound of laughter must have been ringing down the street. Last time I saw my Grandad's wife she had just had a triple heart bypass and was looking really under the weather. It was nice to see her cheeks looking rosy and a big smile on her face. My Grandad's energy at the age of 91 never fails to amaze me.
Yesterday I spent the day with the lovely Alice. Alice, Mum and I left Ben doing odd jobs around Mum's house (he's a good egg) and took a little drive down to one of my favourite places in Wales, Laugharne.
We peered longingly out of Dylan Thomas's seaview windows and devoured a Welsh tea in the sunshine. One between three, Mum and I learned that they weren't made for one on our last visit.
We ended the weekend with chips of the cheesey, gravy and curry sauce variety, looking out to Caldey Island in Tenby. Ben and I head back to Norwich today and I'll be back in my office tomorrow. When's the next bank holiday weekend?
Love Jenny x
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