What a glorious summer month it was to enjoy housesitting in a part of England that we had not previously stayed in for longer than an hour or two. Which made our weeks in Clevedon, Somerset, relaxing and fun exploring its nooks and crannies in the sunshine.
Then there was the main reason why we were there.
To care for the adorable Cleo and her home. We have house sat and cared for various easy going dogs, she was another. Like most dogs, she has her little quirky ways. The biggest one is forming an attachment with someone, and it is not broken until the changing of the guardian. As in when her family returned.
She was there with me every step I made.
My adoring, small, black and white, shadow. Photos of Cleo & more
It was not a problem at all, as Cleo has a quiet presence in the house unless her favourite toy has gone missing or she decides that we aren’t giving her enough attention. Then she has her ways of making that feeling quite clear, with a sit down in front of us, and a piercing eye-catching stare.
I am not the only one to be adored, the Squire was another human that was on her radar when her family was not there by her side. Sometimes on our walks, others can be included on that list. What girl can resist the adoration from others? Cleo was no exception.
Reasons to visit Somerset in Summer
- Surround yourself with the aroma of Lavender, visit Somerset Lavender
- If the lavender hasn’t relaxed you, then happens a visit to a family owned cider mill – Richs Cider.
- Sit under an umbrella sipping a cider that you brought that day, with a bunch of lavender in a vase, just for an added relaxing atmosphere.
- Visit Axbridge.
- Walk along the Clevedon Pier.
- Admire the lovely Victorian Architecture of the Clevedon Pier.
- Enjoy a Fish and Chip night on the Clevedon Pier. 300 seats available, there is no need to book.
- Visit Wells for a visual gothic delight.
- The Seaside.
- Burham on Sea.
- Eat locally made ice-cream after a long beach walk. Lovingtons Ice Cream
- Haynes Motor Museum
- Cheddar Valley
- Admire the patchwork fields of Somerset with countryside walks.
- Walks around Clevedon, parks abound for a small wee dog.
- A proper English Afternoon Tea in a quaint village.
- Visit places with funny names – Wookey Hole
- Visit Bristol for a combination of architecture, harbour and a suspension bridge
- View a working family estate – Forde Abbey House and Gardens near Chard
There you have it, not ideas exclusive to Somerset though still very much enjoyable in Sunny Somerset. Then there was the opportunity to housesit here and experience all these at a leisurely pace.
Who would have thought the month of July would be on so hot on a continuous basis. We felt after a summer in Turkey 2017 that a more coolish summer would be a pleasant change. It was a pleasant surprise to have a very dry sunny month.
Hope you all have had a wonderful July, full of pleasant surprises, like us.