Mersea Island

Back in May 2017 I spent a fabulous weekend on Mersea Island in Essex with one of my best friends – Debbie. We hadn’t seen each other for a few years and were long overdue a proper catch up. Deb’s MIL owns a caravan in Coopers Beach resort which she was kind enough to let us use for a few days.

It was a beautiful, sunny weekend we talked, we solved the problems of the world, we drank wine and ate a lot of Oysters.

We started the weekend with a pit stop at the West Mersea Oyster Bar to grab some take-outs to eat back at the caravan (note to selves – in the absence of an Oyster knife get them shucked before you take them away with you) after a few glasses of wine the hammer and large knife approach just wasn’t working but the few we managed to free from their shells were delicious 🙂

There was a food/music festival on the island for the weekend full of delicious local food and drink and plenty of opportunities to eat more Oysters, ready-shucked this time.

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I loved Mersea but there’s a lot more to see and I’m looking forward to heading back soon for more time with Deb, more Oysters and more of the island.

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10 Places in 2014 #2 the Lake District

One of my (not quite) 43 things is to visit 10 places in England before the end of 2014 that I’ve never been to before.

This may be harder than I think. My jobs (s) have taken me all over the country over the last 8 years so I’ve seen a lot of England even if I’ve not had as much time as I would like to appreciate the places I’ve been to and there are a lot of beautiful, fascinating places in this country that I want to see. 10 Places, by the end of 2014 that I’ve never been to before. Photo’s to be posted.

2. The Lake Disctrict 14/07/2014 – 16/07/2014. The Man and I decided to celebrate the 8 year anniversary of our first date with a short break in the Lake District.

We opted for a bit of glamping – staying in a (static) Gypsy Caravan, with Wild In Style at Low Wray Campsite on the edge of Lake Windermere.

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10 Places in 2014 #1 Hay On Wye

One of my (not quite) 43 things is to visit 10 places in England before the end of 2014 that I’ve never been to before.

This may be harder than I think. My jobs (s) have taken me all over the country over the last 8 years so I’ve seen a lot of England even if I’ve not had as much time as I would like to appreciate the places I’ve been to and there are a lot of beautiful, fascinating places in this country that I want to see. 10 Places, by the end of 2014 that I’ve never been to before. Photo’s to be posted.

1. Hay On Wye 01/06/2014. We decided on a day in Hay On Wye, I love just heading away at the last-minute because it just seems like a good idea.

We headed up to Henley-In-Arden on Saturday night to spend the night with my fiancé’s Mum then all three of us set off early on Sunday to drive to Hay On Wye.

She suggested it a while ago and as the Literary Festival was in it’s last day today it seemed like a good opportunity to see a bit of the town and experience the festival. I know she used to visit with her husband, who sadly died, so I think it was a bit of a mixed day for her. Revisiting old haunts and reliving old memories, happy memories but tinged with sadness. It’s a lovely town and we only saw a little of it so it’s definitely going to be on the list for a revisit in the future.

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