It wouldn’t be an English summer without spending a drizzly day at the beach shivering while determinedly eating fish and chips on the seafront.   

And to prove that we are indeed in England and that the weather is at times inclement, Fernhill House residents braved the elements for a trip to Weston-super-Mare to indulge in one of the nation’s favourite culinary experiences!   

Dressed both for November frosts and March gales and in sunhats in the vain hope that the yellow globe in the sky would actually make an appearance, they nobly tucked into their fried delicacies while watching the donkeys miserably plying their trade along the muddy drizzly shoreline.   

The outing will hopefully be repeated on a more tropical occasion.