Over the Jubilee Holiday weekend we went to stay with John and Rachel, old friends in Clevedon, near Bristol. Now sporting two wonderful children, they were the perfect hosts. Whilst with them, we saw plenty of our other South-West-based chums Paul and Elinor plus family; also former Bristolians Tom and Sarah (with their new son) put in an appearance. Which was good.
On the Sunday, we went to Paul's home in Wotten-under-Edge when he treated us all to a barbecue. We were lucky, catching a sustained break of a couple of hours over lunchtime in the generally awful autumnal weather we've had so far this summer.
On the Monday the same cast could be found having a second barbecue on Clevedon beach, in the shadow of the wonderful pier.
We were sad when it was time to leave, and all agreed that it had been too long since our last meet-up.