I was awake early on our last morning and took photos of the bees in the Homestead garden.
We ended a wonderfully relaxing week as we started, with breakfast at the Courtyard cafe in Lyme Regis (remembering to ask for just one vegetable fritter and one egg each).
A wander through the town to pick up some presents – and say goodbye to the cats of Lyme.
A last walk along the sea front.
An easy drive home and our cats seemed pleased to see us – despite having been spoiled rotten by Mark’s parents while we were away.
I think perhaps Mark didn’t want any more photos taken…
After having to cancel our week in Cornwall to celebrate my 50th birthday when our cat became ill and needed lots of urgent tests, we decided to have a late booking week in Dorset. We have stayed at Homestead before and love it’s clean, simple styling and its location; off the beaten path beside the river and just a few minutes’ walk in to the centre of Lyme Regis. Last week was the only unbooked week all Summer…it was meant to be.
It was good to be only an hour and a half from home too, so if Mark’s family (who stay in our house and look after the cats if we go away) had any problems with Rio the cat’s medication or if he took a turn for the worse, we could get home quickly. All went well and the cats didn’t seem to miss us at all…although Max did join in with our Face-Time catchups.
We started the holiday, as we traditionally do, with a stroll along the sea front followed by fish and chips.
We enjoyed a walk or two through Lyme every day.
We made lots of feline friends in Lyme.
There were also culinary delights…great veggie breakfast in the beautiful garden at The Courtyard Cafe and in Beer, Dorset Nectar cider (you should try their Foxy Ginger cider…delicious!) and gelato from Baboo.
We spent the week wandering blissfully around gardens…I will take each in turn…