In early June 2002 we paid a visit down to Devon for a long weekend of farting about, enjoying the seaside, and wishing we didn’t have to go back again. It happened to be the weekend of Her Maj’s Golden Jubilee, so the second May Bank Holiday had been deferred back to the first weekend in June, and we got an extra holiday too.

On the agenda was a day out at the National Trust site at Arlington Court, a trip to the beach at Woolacombe, a random beach on the North Devon coast, and quite a lot of going to the pub.