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Sunday, July 15, 2007

When does something become an obsession ...

More gillying, although this time we found a Spinkles to join us!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Hoorah ducks!

Mum and Dad joined us in Wells last night and we told them the news of our engagement. I found out that Simon had asked them for permission to marry me at Jenny and Dan's wedding, the weekend before! How cute!

We went to Salthouse to feed the ducks. I spotted a lone one and pounced!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I'm Engaged!

Well after the excitement of gillying for the first time, I didn't think the day could get any better, but how wrong was I.

In the evening we had an almighty thunder storm. It rained for ages and the thunder shook the caravan. It made our journey into the stick for dinner quite precarious as the roads were awash and like little rivers. However, we went to this lovely pub which did specialist ales and fantastic food.

I had a lovely glass of cherry beer in the hugest glass you have ever seen ...

After dinner we drove back to Wells and Simon declared he wanted to go for a walk down to the quay. We walked down and it was a beautiful calm evening, dusky and still. We tried to find somewhere to sit, but due to the almighty thunderstorm earlier everywhere was damp. I suggested we sat on the tallest wall ever because I didn't think it felt wet, and it was whilst we were sitting on the wall that Simon proposed. He gave me a present, which when I unwrapped it, contained a beautiful diamond ring! He popped the question, and after getting over the shock, I said yes! Hoorah am now fianced!


Now, looking back on all my holidays in Wells, I felt there was one pertinent thing missing; I had never been gillying on the quay. So, as this was going to be a last opportunity I thought we had to give it a go. It turned out we were very good at it!

Although we did put them all back again ...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Sherringham Park, Norfolk

Today we went to Sherringham Park. We had a picnic and then went for a pretty long walk!

We found this tree which had amazing bark. You can't see it so
well in the photo, but it was beautiful.

When you walk around the park there are a number of tall look out points. This one looked out towards the sea, and you can see one of the steam trains on the railway.

In traditional Wells holiday style, we had a BBQ that night ... yummmmm!

After dinner we walked into town where Simon killed a few zombies in the arcade!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Down on the beach

We were really lucky to be able to get down onto the beach. We had a lovely sunny day which is amazing considering we were in Norfolk!

Pasta and tomato sauce for dinner
a white top that I'm going out in
wearing Little Nanny's pinny as a bib!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Last holiday at Wells-Next-The-Sea

So this was to be our last holiday to Wells-Next-The-Sea :-( Nan has decided not to carry on with the caravan after this year, so this was the last fling so to speak. As soon as we arrived we walked down to the beech and had an ice cream!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

That's the life ...

Tessa enjoys a little tickle on a sunny afternoon ... aah!


After the hangover had subsided following the wedding the day before, we decided to have a BBQ at Mum and Dad's. So, Simon and Dad got the chimnea going to cook some spuds and then we had a full on BBQ to go with them. The chimnea is great. It kicks out heat like you wouldn't believe and kept us warm into the cool evening meaning we could sit out later than usual. Although the only downside is that it's bloody smokey and it makes you smell like a bonfire!

Dad's Produce

This year Dad has been growing some veg on his newly established veg patch in the garden. He refers to it proudly as his 'produce', and then Mum hastens to point out that if she didn't water it every day there wouldn't be any 'produce'! However, it looks great and the veg tastes fab!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Congratulations Jenny and Dan!

This weekend was very special as it was the wedding of Jenny and Dan. I have known Jenny for eons and her wedding day settled the age old question of who, out of the five of us friends from school would be the first to get hitched!

After what has seemed like an entire Summer of rain, they were so fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day for the wedding; so much so that Jo got sun burnt!

A good time was had by all. The wedding was beautiful, Jenny looked stunning and we had a fabulous time.

The happy couple after the ceremony ...

All girls together (oh and Dan) ...

Simon and I on the steps at Fawsley Hall. This was taken by a getting drunk Jo and after we had just had to shout at little kids who insisted that throwing stones at guests was the greatest game ever!

All through the Wedding breakfast, Jo insisted on trying to steal and wear the top hats. Every time she went to the loo another hat was stolen from the table.

All the girls together with their respective other halves ...

Towards the end of the evening we were all still looking beautiful! I managed to catch the bouquet with a little help from Jo who did a movie style jump, and batted the bouquet up my nose!

A tiring day for the Bride me thinks!