Hello all. I am sorry for my absence but I am on an extended holiday with The Mister. So far we have been to Guernsey to drop all the stuff off, been camping on Dartmoor, spent 10 days camping with lots of friends in Dorset and stayed a few days at a friends house in Devon. We are now in a hotel for one night before going to Greenbelt tomorrow.
We have had a lovely time but feeling a bit knackered. Will be back soon with plenty of photos!!! xxxx
So… onto Saturday… the reason we were all actually in beautiful Wells.
My cousin Nic was getting married to his lovely Debbie, and most of the family had managed to travel to see it happen. It was a gorgeous day, sunny but a bit breezy and the wedding was perfect. Nic looked as smart as his laid back self could possibly look and Debbie was absolutely stunning.
Their whole day was relaxed, drinks in the gorgeous garden at Stoberry Park followed straight away by speeches and cutting the cake. Then onto the marquee for a hog roast and plenty of local cider and a barn dance in the evening. It was a beautiful do, perfect for the happy couple and we had a brilliant, brilliant time.
So… onto the pics, keep an eye out for my gorgeous nephew Barnabas and my equally beuatiful niece Eden.
Had a brilliant day at the Bath & West Show. It was hot, but fortunately there was a bit of a wind although we all managed to get a little bit sunburnt.
I love agricultural shows – little piggies and sheep, cows and of course there are the locals who are more than happy to tell you about the fine art of washing a bull’s bollocks. There was loads to see and it was such a fab day out… even Uncle Howard had a smile on his face for a change! Oh, and the food hall!!! Amazing food from local pasties to strawberries and cream and fantastic burgers. Yum!!!
Anyway, here are a few pictures… more on flickr as always… just click through!
Today The Mister and I went on a day out to Wookey Hole. This time we went out with my cousins and their families, including a couple of children. We had a fab day out even though Wookey Hole is rather over-commercialised and just a little bit tacky in some places. The caves were actually more impressive than those at Cheddar Gorge, they are bigger and just a bit more spectacular.
It was a fun day out and it was so nice to spend some time with more of the family. We got back to Wells in the afternoon and it seemed like a good idea to go to the nearest pub and have a few glasses of wine. After that I needed a little sleep – in the bath as usual!
Tonight the Mister and I went out for a fantastic meal at a restaurant called Beah. great food, I had a delicious lamb tagine, and equally good wine.
Tomorrow my parents arrive and on Friday my sister and her family arrive. Our nice quiet holiday for two has ended – the masses descend from tomorrow!
These top two photos amused me most out of all the ones we took today. The final one iis of the gorgeous evening light on the Cathedral on the way home from our meal.
Today we went to Cheddar Gorge. Such a beautiful part of Somerset, a deep, lush, green gorge with amazing caves – such a shame it has shops selling tat. I think I visited Cheddar Gorge when I was a kid and I always thought the caves were much more impressive.
In the afternoon we met up with birdie and her highly entertaining children. Groover spent his time careering around the cathedral and the green on his scooter and Ginger was generally cute. I am not sure what it is about The Mister but he is truly a magnet for small children, and Ginger is no exception. She particularly likes him and makes a beeline for him.
This evening we went out for a nice quiet dinner, just the two of us… and ended up with my aunt and uncle and my cousins and their families. A nice quiet evening? Pah!! The Mister’s only comment was “well I had better get used to it if we are moving back to Guernsey!!!”
Today was… wet. It rained from first thing in the morning until almost when we came home. Of course now it is beautiful sunshine!
So, obviously our first thought when it was raining was to go to Glastonbury. We wandered around Glastonbury Abbey, dodging in and out of the buildings when the rain picked up a bit. They also had some re-enactors and craftsmen in the grounds. It was gorgeous, but when it was standing the building must have been absolutely ginormous!
After a spot of lunch The Mister dragged me up Glastonbury Tor in the rain. I am so unfit but the views were spectacular, even in the less than perfect visibility.
On the way home we had a little trip to an outlet village for a spot of retail therapy and now we are sitting in our lovely holiday cottage accommodation watching the French Open. A perfect day.
Our first ‘proper’ day in Wells was spent recovering from our long drive down. We had a lie in, had sausage sandwiches for breakfast and cereal for lunch and watched the Monaco Grand Prix. Finally dragging ourselves out of the house we went to visit the Bishop’s Palace. It is a beautiful place where the Bishop of Bath and Wells still resides and it has stunning gardens. It kind of backs onto Wells Cathedral and we could hear the choristers inside practicing. In the evening we met my aunt and uncle and my cousin and his girlfriend for dinner. We went to a really nice Bistro and I located a nice gay waiter who I proceeded to flirt with the whole time we were there and then he kissed me on the way out. Bless!!!
The Mister and I are on holiday in Wells. It is gorgeous and yummy but was a very long drive to get here.
My cousin is getting married a week today in Wells so it is the chance to spend a few days on our own in a really beautifully equipped cottage. My parents arrive to join us next Thursday and then my sister and her family arrive on Friday. Many of my large extended family are also staying in the area so I expect we will see them a bit too.
So, until the masses descend, we shall enjoy the peace and quiet, drink wine, read books, play Scrabble, visit places and just relax! Lovely!
Well yesterday we checked out of our hotel and left our luggage there and went to the Hong Kong Space Museum which, to be honest, wasn’t that interesting. We also wandered through Kowloon Park which is absolutely gorgeous. The park is really varied and includes a swimming pool, an aviary, a kids play area, a Chine garden and other communal areas. I guess that as most people live in high-rise flats the green park spaces of HK are vert important. The weather wasn’t the greatest as it was really quite chilly by the afternoon so we went back to the hotel and sat in the bar for a few hours reading our books before getting a bus to the airport.
Today, well Day 11 although it’s not really a full day. We were on the plane at 11pm last night and it was about a 12 hour flight so we arrived at Schipol airport at about 4.30am Dutch time. I didn’t sleep very well on the plane, maybe catnapped for less than an hour so I am absolutely shattered. Currently sitting and waiting for our flight to Leeds Bradford airport and then HOME! I have to admit that I am quite looking forward to getting back now and I think it will have to be a really early night as we are both back to work tomorrow!
So, here endeth our trip to Hong Kong, and an amazing trip it has been. Thank you for all the comments on this blog, it has been really nice to know people have been sharing our journey!