Monday, 6 September 2010

Taking the waters

We were away last week staying on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. The idea was to be central so we could reach more things. The reality was that we drove A LOT. Along long windy country lanes, which were lined with full grown trees, often very slowly behind farm equipment, ...sounds idyllic but after half an hour of driving I just got bored and wanted to see Dartmoor and the other lovely countryside. Luckily, we managed to make it to the great beaches at Bude, the pretty town of Looe and the Eden project. On returning to London I noticed (partly through a tummy bug I picked up giving me heightened sense of smell) that the water in London tastes and smells pretty strong. I've been told by relatives from Scotland but just put it down to their peculiarities...but you know what they are right. It's very strong. I hope there are no wee beasties swimming about in it as, for now, I've had enough bugs in my tummy.

P.S. Parent moment: my tot who also has the dodgy tummy keeps wants to see the bugs in her poo. Tried to explain they are so tiny you can't see them but that's a concept lost on a 3 year old. If you can't see it, it ain't there.


Emma said...

I know I'm a Londoner now because I think the water in Devon tastes funny (so you can't get a decent cup of tea). Glad you had a good time and hope the tummy bug goes away quickl!

Plummy Mummy said...

Glad you said it...the water in Devon/Cornwall was somewhat different.
Bug all gone :)

Steve said...

Spooky - first you turn up outside my window at Charlton House, and then you were at Bude and Looe at (I guess) the same times as we were.

Plummy Mummy said...

Steve....great minds think alike huh. Did you kid(s?) have a wetsuit. I really wanted one for tot - all the kids looked so cute (and a couple of the surfer dudes too - hey I'm not dead yet!!!).
Anyway, you would have spotted me on the beach at Bude as I'm the one that doesn't go into the sea.
Did think it funny how all the parents, me included, were at the edge of the water taking photos or with worried looks while the kids were just have the best time in the water.

Steve said...

No, my little boy just had what he calls his "sea suit". It's a long-sleeved and legged swimming costume to give protection from the sun but not from cold water!