A perfect balmy evening spent at 'The Crooked House'
to wish "bon voyage" to dear friends.
They are not moving far but will be missed.
A lovely couple in a special group.
A special time in all their lives.
Children brought change.
New friendships were born.
As their little ones grow,
they must hold on to these memories,
times they will never recapture.
Later that week,
an end of summer treat,
a slow day ...
with gentle donkeys,
at a local sanctuary.
They walked through the valley ...
to a secluded beach.
Looking at a curved horizon.
Feeling very small,
in a big place.
Not wanting to get back on the Merry-go-round ...
A cool whisper.
A ripple of melancholy ...
she wants to sit with summer for a while longer.
They move on to Sidmouth,
and walk the Regency front.
He promises her fish and chips to lift her mood ...
and a bottle of beer!
This summer has been kind to them.
A warm friend.