Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | A Visit From Me

Steph has been given the amazing opportunity to be a Jack Wills Seasonnaire for the summer.

Living, sleeping, dreaming and partying all things Jack Wills.

During her time in Salcombe, Steph is regularly updating us with the amazing experiences she is having.

  1. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | The Interviews
  2. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Arriving in Salcombe
  3. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | First Week in Salcombe
  4. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Somersault Festival
  5. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | What a Busy Week
  6. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Ocean Valour

On Friday lunchtime I got a phone call from Charlie saying that she was lost… she was at the beach and needed directions to town. In Salcombe there are so many different beaches it was absolutely impossible to know where she was, but sooner or later thanks to the trusty Devon road signs (there’s no signal for satnavs down here) Charlie’s mini pulled into Whitestrand car park… she had arrived! We immediately said our long awaited hellos and then, in true Parrott style, headed to the Harbour House Hotel for afternoon tea.

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Despite it being a bit chilly, it was a beautifully clear day and so the views that we had while overlooking the estuary from the hotel terrace were beautiful. It was soon time to head back to the house as that evening Ewan and I were presenting a Jack Wills prize at the yact club, something we needed to look smart for… This was easier said than done when we were both houseless, with all of our belongings crammed into the back of the landy. Luckily, however, we have nice enough friends who volunteered to have us to stay, so we could temporarily use their house and we got ready for our big presentation. At the yacht club, everyone was so lovely and knew all about the Jack Wills race and so had reserved us seats at the front so that when the time came we could jump up and hand out our prize. Before that though, we had drinks outside on the yacht club terrace with all the commodores and chairmen of the club, we felt so important! The actual presentation itself was very sweet with families and young children winning all sorts of prizes and soon the Jack Wills prize was announced and we jumped up to hand out our gift. As it was Ewan’s birthday, after we’d done our bit, we headed down to the Bar and Grill for some drinks, dinner and lots of deserts.

On Saturday, thankfully, the weather was absolutely beautiful and so after a quick breakfast at home and completing the errands that needed to be sorted, we headed down to the beach on the water taxi for a very needed relax and sunbathe under the bright blue sky. We managed to spend basically all day at the beach until finally it was time to move into our new house and so we got our belongings and our new house keys and moved into our last house of the summer. The evening was filled with yummy pesto pasta and a film for Charlie and I.

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On Sunday Grandma and Grandpa were arriving into Salcombe and so we got up, went into town for a quick brunch at the wardroom and then headed over to the Thurlstone hotel to see them. The hotel was absolutely stunning with a quaint rooftop terrace where we met for morning coffee before having a little explore of the hotel and town and then heading into the hotel restaurant for a delicious Sunday roast, something I’ve been missing so much since I got here. The weather was once again perfect and so after lunch we napped on the lawns comfy arm chairs and then went over to the pool for a swim and a sunbathe. When the afternoon arrived and it was time to go back to Salcombe, we had a phone call from the Rock Seasonnaires, to say that they’d arrived in Salcombe and so we met them for dinner and drinks at the Bar and Grill before calling it a night and turning in for a very needed sleep.

On Monday the weather was absolutely stunning and annoyingly we had a lot to do, so we got up extra early, drove around town like headless chickens sorting out the arrangements for our ‘fabulously british evening’ that we had planned that night, such as sorting out the table and chair rental, pre paying for 25 portions of fish and chips, etc, then soon it was time to head out into the sunshine. Our friend Dan had his boat out on the water and so we spent the rest of the day bobbing about in the ocean, relaxing on the water and even having a little picnic. Then it was time for our extravagant evening that we had planned. We got dressed up and headed down to South Milton beach, where our newly rented tables and chairs were waiting for us. We set up a banquet style table on the long beach, with table clothes, cutlery, champagne flutes, pimms jugs and even special party gifts on each seat. Soon everyone had arrived, all dressed in shirts and dresses and ready to mingle, chat, enjoy the sunset and play some fabulously British games, such as croquet and boules. When the fish and chips arrived everyone was absolutely starving and so we all sat down at the banquet table to eat as the sunset. After dinner we attempted letting off lanterns as we thought it would be a cute way to end the night however about 9 of the ten lanterns we had went up in flames, it was absolutely hilarious and as the sunset finally one lantern flew off into the sky.

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After brunch with Charlie and the grandparents on Tuesday morning, it was time to say goodbye. It was such a lovely few days and I just wish she could have stayed longer!

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Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | First Week in Salcombe

Steph has been given the amazing opportunity to be a Jack Will Seasonnaire for the summer.

Living, sleeping, dreaming and partying all things Jack Wills.

During her time in Salcombe, Steph is regularly updating us with the amazing experiences she is having.

    1. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | The Interviews
    2. Story Of A Jack Wills Seasonnaire | Arriving in Salcombe

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So this first week has gone so fast and almost been a bit of a blur. In order to stop myself having any feelings of homesickness or being a stranger in this town, I have kept myself extremely busy and managed to have such a fun week! I really didn’t need to worry…

Monday morning we woke up to miserable weather and so decided to take it as an opportunity to climb into the landrover and go for a long drive, exploring the beautiful country side and all of the different surfing beaches, talking to the different surf clubs along the way. When we got back to the house we were absolutely exhausted and a trip to the local pub to meet some friends was definitely needed! We ended up spending all evening there, until we headed back to the house for some dinner and an early night, ready for a busy day the next day.

On Tuesday we had a bit of a blip regarding out opening party as we started advertising it for the wrong day! Such idiots… we quickly sorted that out though and went for a quick meeting with the manager of the bar to sort everything out. The meeting went so fab and we actually couldn’t have been happier with it, we got everything sorted, the date changed, the venue and band booked and were so happy! After organising the party, I had to drive Ewan half an hour to Bantham beach (he can’t drive) for his surfing lesson but the weather was so horrible so I met some friends on another beach (half an hour away) for lunch and a long walk on the beach, before driving back to Bantham (so bored of driving now) to pick up Ewan to then both go back to Salcombe. I was absolutely exhausted so made myself a big yummy dinner when I got in, before heading to a friends house to get ready for our night out!

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On Wednesday we woke up to a mission, build an epic sandcastle! We only had an hour to get it completed to headed down town and got the boat taxi across the sea to north sands beach where we started building! Well.. I was building and Ewan was taking photos! After our sandcastle was complete we took some quick snaps and then headed back to our house to use the wifi and submit it to head office. We then met up with some friends and headed to The Winking Prawn for lunch, it’s a really cute beach restaurant overlooking the huge bay with the most delicious deep fried popcorn shrimp ever! We filled ourselves up completely and then headed back to the house to do some filming! It was such a busy day but we needed to film some practise interviews ready for the festival that we’ve got coming up! My friend Tess dressed up as James Bay and I played the role of interviewer, we both got so into our roles pretending that we were actually at a festival and it was absolutely hilarious and our manager loved it! Wednesday evening was a lazy one, Ewan decided to take a nap at around 5pm and didn’t resurface again so I spent my evening sorting out some things for the festival, cooking a yummy stir fry, on FaceTime to my dad for his birthday and watching gossip girl!

This morning was a fab one, our friend Dan took us for a whizz around the harbour on his Rib boat! We stopped off at Captain Morgan’s for some breakfast sarnies to have on the journey and sailed around the different beaches, properly appreciating Salcombe. Then I had a very much needed stop of at Cranches Pantry, the famous proper British Sweet Shop!

This afternoon will be filled with party prep and festival planning… we leave tomorrow! It feels as if we’ve only just got to Salcombe and we’re already getting ready to leave… but only for the weekend, then we’ll be back!

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