We haven't been to London so far and oddly, aside from not seeing our friends yet, I haven't really minded. Exeter suits me well as does Devon. Even when the council didn't give me my first choice for E's school, I found the second choice is probably even better for her. Don't get me wrong, England still confounds me on how long it took to get Internet and our cellphones up and working (a week and three connection boxes later and a purchased and returned phone) but R's replacement passport came via courier 4 working days after the application was mailed. MAILED! What works works...including the food. This archaic idea the English food is bad must date back to the War when there were rations because some of the best food I've ever eaten was here. And, I'm a seriously picky vegetarian.
You can never be sure about the weather but as long as you know to layer, you're fine. We went to four different beaches this week and, at the first, I was amused at how the natives dressed like they were on a South Florida beach while I had long pants and sleeves on. Ha, they call this summer? But I was the fool. Because it was actually extremely comfortable, I never felt too hot so I never thought to use sun block. All good though.
|Charmouth with first Will-o-Wisp boy|
Some of what we found--turns out is won't last due to the nature of the stone. When it dries it will crumble but we sure were excited in the moment.
E and a second Will-o-Wisp boy showing her the fossils he found in the huge rocks.
|Charmouth Beach--Jurassic Coast|
|On the sea wall in Lyme Regis where Jane Austen set a scene from "Persuasion"|
|Mothecombe Beach--privately owned opened 3 days a week to the public|