South Devon this time, with my oldest friend and her mum, I've known them both since I was 10 years old. My friend and I grew up in south Devon, she now lives in Canada so this is a rare chance to spend a few days together. Her mum is a star, very fit at 88, now lives in Scotland so she's flying down and I'll pick her up at Exeter Airport. She books assisted travel when she flies or uses the trains, not because she actually needs it but because 'I'm 88, you know, it's the time of life when you appreciate having someone else to carry your bag, plus I do love whizzing around on those little golf cart thingys, it always makes me want to wave to onlookers like the Queen.' She does yoga and tai chi, can place her palms flat on the floor without bending her knees (something I don't think I've ever been able to do), is outspoken, enjoys music, food, wine and conversation, can't be bothered with tedious things like cooking and cleaning, and is my role model for how to have a good time while growing old disgracefully.
We've booked into a B&B that looks delightful. I do intend to write one short story while I'm away, but that's all, and I won't have any Internet access. So I'll see you next weekend. Have a good week, everyone!