Heatwave and a hectic diary – it must be summer!

Lyme Regis beach
Photo by Richard Austin

WITH barely any events to cover last year, I had almost forgotten what the hectic summer months in Lyme Regis felt like.

But there’s definitely no escaping them now as Lyme braces itself for the peak summer season.

After getting used to a laid-back life in lockdown, this week has come as a bit of a shock to the system. I’ve quickly had to get back in the swing of juggling deadline week, covering events and meetings, organising the upcoming Lyme Regis Sausage & Cider Festival and attempting to maintain some sort of social life.

No complaints here, though, keeping busy is just how I like it and it’s been great to get back to ‘normal’ events, which this week have included a preview evening at the stylish new wine bar Lilac, soon to open in Broad Street, and the annual Somers Day celebrations, including a delicious lunch at Lyme Regis Golf Club.

It was also great to see students from The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis dressed up for their prom night, this year held at Lyme Regis Football Club which stepped in last minute after the initial event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions.

After such a challenging school year, which has seen their GCSE exams cancelled, the students were able to let their hair down and even kicked off their heels to play football on the pitch!

There will be no let up in my diary for a few week’s yet.

Lifeboat Week gets underway tomorrow and I have about six places to be at once! What a shame, then, that the amazing weather we have enjoyed over the past week is set to break – although the sweltering 30 degree temperatures in our office has not been ideal.

I have managed to cool off with a few dips in the sea between jobs this week, although I’ve not been lucky enough to spot the visiting dolphins.

Fortunately, after the weekend the forecast is set to improve – not quite back to heatwave temperatures but, after a over a year of being cooped up I am sure that, rain or shine, everyone will be keen to enjoy all their favourite Lifeboat Week events once again.

LymeOnline will be offering its usual unrivalled photo coverage of events during Lifeboat Week, as well as special video coverage of the opening day tomorrow (Saturday) – keep an eye on our website and social media.

The LymeOnline team will also be outside the lifeboat station on Saturday morning handing out free copies of our newspaper and we’re always happy to meet our readers, so please come along and say hello!

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