Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Thursday morning
Nice day for a white wedding?!! The spectacular view from my hotel 
window with snowy mountains in the far distance

The Waters Edge Hotel, a noah's ark of a place with the sea on the 
other side of that huge window
Beautiful formica snapped in a loo cubicle at Belfast International Airport
Merry exhausted after her weekend away with new dog sitter, Liz
At the weekend I flew to Ireland for my cousin Will and his lovely bride Claire's wedding. Unfortunately James couldn't make it so Mat, Nadine, Baby Lucienne, my Nana and I, all flew out together from Gatwick on Thursday morning for a weekend of eating, drinking and nuptials. The weather was quite biblical with snow thrashing down all around us, but despite the cold we all had a fabulous time. I'd never been to Ireland before and unfortunately I never left the hotel, apart from the small interruption of the actual "I do's." But I figured that with the fabulous views, hospitality, food and warmth, I could experience an excellent slice of what Ireland had to offer from the comfort of the hotel. A huge thank you to the wonderful Will and Claire - a thoroughly brilliant weekend was had by all.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

My busy life

A beautiful tiled floor in Jamie's Italian, Guildford
A new biscuit recipe attempted for afternoon tea at my brothers...
And a banana for lovely Lucienne who is new to solids
My first book for book group - a true baptism of fire
Who's been sleeping in my bed?! - Merry where she shouldn't be
It's been 2 whole weeks since I posted on the blog. I'm ashamed of myself, although I have made an allowance that in order to live a brilliant life you have to do brilliant things. In the last 2 weeks I have rushed off my feet living life and doing lots of stuff but nothing particularly brilliant, or so I thought. But reflecting on this I realise that as well as the mundane I've joined a book group, found a new dog sitter, made a new doggy friend for Merry and a new friend for me, tried out 3 new recipes, enjoyed a lovely Mother's day lunch, bought new shoes, and on Saturday we went out with the glorious Glendennings. All brilliant stuff.

Sunday, 3 March 2013


The winning ticket
Yesterday we enjoyed a great bingo night with our lovely neighbours, the Moon's, at our local community centre. It only took 15 minutes to explain the rules to everyone - how very Surrey. Unusually rock and roll for us, but absolutely hilarious and I did particularly well, see above. Overall winnings - a soap, a chocolate Freddo and an Airfix model. Bingo!