We went on a trip to Hele Corn Mill with our home ed group. It was really interesting to hear about the history of the mill and see how it worked.
Afterwards we all had a picnic on the beach and the children ran off to play together in the distance.
We had some rainy days stuck indoors while our car was in the garage for repairs. I challenged the children to find different ways to combine shapes to make rhombuses.
We harvested lots of peas and mangetout at the allotment this week. These purple flowers and yellow pods are so pretty.
The runner beans are looking much healthier and have finally shot up.
Aaron proudly harvested his first beetroot of the year.
The marigolds look very cheerful against the blue shed.
Tabitha always “makes friends” with some creature while we are there. This time it was a Cinnabar moth caterpillar.
On Saturday we drove down to the Exeter Tent Show, where we spent several hours comparing different tents. Colin and I haven’t taken the children camping yet (it was a bit difficult before we had a car) so we are keen to start.
Then we drove back into the city centre to get some lunch. Of course we had to visit our favourite crepe stall in the high street! I had asparagus, garlic mushrooms and cheese in mine which was delicious, I’m going to have to try recreating it at home.
We wandered down to Cathedral Green, where we came across yet another historical reenactment. This time it was Saxons and Vikings, but unfortunately we couldn’t look around for long as it started to pelt down with rain and everyone ran for shelter!
When the rain stopped, we made our way down to the quay and discovered a rowing regatta taking place.
We walked along the river and back by the canal, stopping frequently to watch the rowing or the swans.
These mill stones we came across were much larger than the ones we saw earlier in the week at Hele Corn Mill.
On our way back to the car we discovered this gorgeous cobbled street. Exeter has so much history to explore, we seem to come across something new every time we visit.