After the heatwave of the previous month, it was nice to enjoy more normal (for England) summer temperatures. One of the best things about our new house is how close it is to the sea; there’s a nice thirty-minute little circuit I can do daily on my lunch break to help clear my mind and get some exercise.
My parents were also getting well settled into their new bungalow a short drive from us, and we started a tradition of visiting every Sunday for a nice lunch.
Since Zoe, being a teacher, was not required to be at school this month, we took a trip to visit her parents, stopping off at her sister Angie’s on the way.
While up in The North West, we visited a few nearby places. First was West Kirby, with its scenic walk around the marina, and Wales visible across the River Dee.
Next was New Brighton.
And finally we visited Parkgate, a little riverside village a short walk from Neston, and home to the famous Nicholls Ice Cream.
Finally it was back home, where the weather was starting to hint at autumn.
This is the month where Em apparently developed her fascination with stones, and we also had a visit from Zoe's parents and nieces.