Tying the proverbial knot

On Thursday Kevin and I began our journey up to Scotland for a family wedding on Saturday. We drove to Suffolk to a mirror restorer to see what could be done with my grandparents chip shop mirror. A bit of a detour but provided great scenery and a lovely lunch. Next up the drive to…

A trip to Scotland

I try to visit my parents in Scotland in the summer, and this time I had some company, as Joseph came along on the trip. This was a great chance for us all to spend time together. The journey wasn’t great due to a delayed flight and having to purchase additional train tickets, but we…

In loving memory

Today, after over a year, we finally had the items purchased for Tony Ward brought outside for all to admire and enjoy! It was Sports day so with a few students in school, mainly for exams, it was a great opportunity to have them in situ. Martin Cook, an amazingly talented sculptor and his son…

Final six nations weekend 2018

For the last few years I have attended at least one of the six nations matches, but not this year….. So on the final weekend we made the trip to Brighton to watch all three matches with my sister and Jane. The weather was inclement but roads were fine. We were going to eat food…

2017

This last year has been well documented by me, but I will post a few photos here too! As is the way, there has been highs (many) and lows (few), but that is life. How we cope with the lows is the important thing, with support of family and friends. Reading through my blogs for…

The reef police dismisseth us……

The Leith police dismisseth us, They thought we sought to stay; The Leith police dismisseth us, They thought we’d stay all day. The Leith police dismisseth us, We both sighed sighs apiece; And the sighs that we sighed as we said goodbye Were the size of the Leith police. A tongue twister came to mind…

Keep right on to the end of the road……

Sunday arrived and we had beautiful weather for the Scottish relatives, friends and neighbours to celebrate the diamond anniversary. Food, drink and chairs were in place. Guests arrived and laughter rang out. We spilled over into the garden and it was so good to see so many smiling faces. I read a poem by Bob…

Shine bright like a diamond….

My sister and I travelled almost 500 miles by road yesterday to be a part of the first celebration of our parents 60th wedding anniversary. What a privilege to be able to be here, and what an achievement! We arrived after a 12 hour journey, falling exhausted into bed. An early start today and a…

Pulchritude

Way back in February I saw that David Tennant was to star at the Wyndham’s theatre in Don Juan in Soho, and bought tickets as I would happily pay to see him open a paper bag!  I won’t lie, after last Saturday’s events in London, I was anxious about travelling up there.  I don’t believe…

Homeward bound

After a night in a warm room we were woken at 8:32 this morning. This left little time for showers etc and as it was miserable outside, we made our way to breakfast, which was again, very good!  A meander through the streets of Bakewell meant buying cheese, beer and treats for home! We returned…

Two tarts in Bakewell..

We woke this morning to sunshine. We breakfasted and showered ready for today’s journey to Bakewell.  We left just after 11.00 am and took the scenic route. We saw sheep, cows uninhabited terrain and enjoyed the odd oopla!  We stopped off in Hexham, saw the gaol briefly and had a cuppa and a scone before…

Final Day 

The ultimate goal of our road trip was to attend the Final today at Murrayfield, and so it was, Saracens v Clermont Auvergne.  I even purchased a rugby top for the occasion!  The weather forecast was poor and we left North Berwick on foot to catch the train to Edinburgh Haymarket. Drizzle became quite heavy…