First we had a trip to Wales in the caravan - Pembrokeshire where we stayed on a wonderful Caravan Club CL site at Newton East Farm. It has very little facilities, but oodles of space, peace and quiet.
It's also not too far from our favourite beach - Newgale - lifeguards, clean toilets, cheap parking (£2 for the whole day!) a lovely cafe to buy cups of tea to bring back down to the beach. Even when it's busy it feels as though there is hardly anyone there
So there was lots of this
And I even managed a bit of crochet on the beach too! (It is finished but I can't seem to find a photo of the completed object - I will try in the next post)
We had some time at home meeting up with friends and catching up. I went to work for a week in the middle (boo!) and then we had a trip to Norfolk, where the weather was interesting for much of the time. This time we stayed on a Camping and Caravanning Club CS - Brickyard Farm. This was a smaller site than the first one, but level, taking caravans and tents with access to 2 loos and a shower. The new owners have only been there 4 months and have already done lots of work to the cottages. To be honest, we didn't enjoy this site as much. We paid extra because of the facilites, and they weren't that great - clean but very tired. The owners have been working flat out on the complex in a very short period of time, so I am sure that they will refurbish the loos and showers too.
We also travelled up to visit my parents (who live on the Durham/Yorkshire Border) at the Bank Holiday. This time, oddly, we didn't do very much though we did attempt to climb Roseberry Topping.
Now I must stress that normally Roseberry Topping is a straightforward walk - easily achievable for even our 3 year old. This time we abandonded the walk before reaching the top - the wind was fiercesome! We had to console ourselves with heading back into Great Ayton for a cup of tea.