The last few days have been a mixture of domestics and social, with as much catching up with friends and family as this couple of weeks in Sussex will allow.
We at last caught up with friends Mike and Brian when they came for dinner with us earlier in the week. With frantic social life and travels on both sides we hadn’t seen them for 15 months, so it was a case of cramming as much chatter (plus food and drink!) as possible into the few hours we had together. It was a wonderful quality time as always.
This weekend we had our daughter Frances, partner Kel and their dog Hixie to stay. Having also not been in their company for many months it was real treat. The weather wasn’t to kind too us but it didn’t matter too much. A trip out to nearby Emsworth started a bit wet but ………
…… a brief visit to “The Coal Exchange” with it’s welcoming open fires kept us dry…………
……… before we walked the short distance down to the harbour.
The tide was out and Chichester Harbour had taken on a much more tranquil look than a few day before when the area was hit by 100 mph winds.
During our walk along the breakwater the aftermath of the storm was clear to see. There was much baling of water going on with some of the smaller boats floating very low in the water.
Gorgeous skies with mirror calm waters made our little outing very enjoyable.
Chichester Harbour is a huge expanse of water and a natural safe haven for boats but, with two of the five dinghies in the foreground floating upside down, it took a good battering from the recent storm.
Returning home it was time to hunker down for the evening – Frances’ empty glass indicates poor hosts not fast drinking on her part!
Poor Hixie, who is getting on in years now, was well flaked out after her walk around Emsworth.
After a great week end with”the kids” we’re making plans for another busy week ahead.