Friday, 16 October 2009

Our 21st Wedding Anniversary


It doesn't seem 21 years ago ... it doesn't even seem a year ago that I blogged our 20th anniversary!
A dozen red roses from my husband and Maurice brought me a mouse. What more could a girl ask for!?

I cooked a special anniversary evening meal and baked raspberry and white chocolate muffins for the occasion.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

The London Dungeons

On Saturday, we met up with my best friend and her family and friends, as two of her children have birthdays in October and they wanted to visit The London Dungeons as their birthday treat. It was a fun place to visit with a group of screaming teenagers and my friend who grabbed onto Fay when she was scared by one of the actors!

R and her friends on trial in the dungeons.

Love that armchair Fay!

After the dungeon visit we split up for the afternoon, as the others had booked tickets for Madame Tussuad's and The London Eye.

We wandered around the street market at Southwark and had lunch at Eat by the Thames.

We dropped into The British Museum to compare some coins that Jay has and Fay took part in The Big Draw 2009.

Stopped off at Liberty on the way back to meet our friends.

The Hermes display inside Liberty.

Jay at Nelson's Column.

The fountains are lit up at night with different colours. Once we were all together again, we walked to Chinatown and had our evening meal at the Harbour City Chinese Restaurant. They just managed to fit all 14 of us around one table!

Our friends all left after the meal as they had a long train journey back to Norwich. We walked down Piccadilly, where Jay played with a light outside The Burlington Arcade.

Onto Buckingham Palace

and the Victoria Memorial.

We walked down Birdcage Walk to The Embankment.

The London Eye and London Aquarium.

The Houses of Parliament.

Walking past the London Eye

and over the Golden Jubilee Bridges to catch the tube back to our car.

It was late when we arrived home, Sunday in fact. I had considered going to The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace on the Sunday, but gave up on that idea as I didn't get to bed until 3am!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Proof that ...

... Christmas isn't very far away!

Mistletoe and Christmas trees spotted whilst out for a walk last weekend.

Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Friday, 2 October 2009

September Garden and Walks

Time for the monthly garden mosaic.
I can't believe that there are only 3 more to do this year!
September has been lovely and warm here, last weekend was quite hot. We had two long walks in the local countryside.
It was like this when we started ...
... and like this when we finished! Note to self - it gets dark earlier now!

Sunday afternoon we walked through the estate of Hackwood House.

I spotted a heart in a cast iron gatepost.

S spotted a sign he liked!

Bonkers - sorry that should be Conkers! ;)

We saw lots of deer.

Hope you all have a good weekend, Pj x