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Monthly Archive for "October 2016"



Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 19 Oct 2016

A very special family wedding blessing

My handsome and interesting cousin Andrew and his new wife Kate held a Wedding Blessing in our family home town of Beverley. What a wonderful occasion.

I helped organise it and we all made a long weekend of it.

Kate is Russian and they both live in Holland so the guest list was an equal mix of British, Russian and Dutch, and lots of other nationalities too.

Sy Marys Church in Beverley is gorgeous and the vicar a lovely, kind, gentle and enthusiastic young woman gave it such a lovely celebratory and spiritual atmosphere.

Most of us stayed at the Lairgate Hotel in town which made it a really communal and close feel.

The reception at the hotel was a High Tea and everyone seemed to love it. We met some lovely people and made new friends.

Hector and I enjoyed our two days and I also got chance to catch up with my Aunt and Uncle and lovely cousin Sarah and hr daughter Annabel.

I will never forget how happy Andy and Kate looked.

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Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 01 Oct 2016

Autumn came in softly and golden

The weather has been good all of September. Early mornings have been especially lovely.
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Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 01 Oct 2016

Hector’s Mum’s 90th Birthday

A big family gathering in Wardlow, Derbyshire to celebrate Hector’s Mum’s 90th Birthday. We stayed with Chrissie and Chris in Lincolnshire the night before and as always time spent with them was my favourite thing to do!

We all met at a photographers studio for a series of family portrait photos – done by the dampest most OTT photographer! What a guy! It all went well and was a laugh… I took some phone shots of it all of course…
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Afterwards Hector’s niece Nic and her partner Jo held one of their epic BBQs at their house. I love those BBQ parties! The big cake was a thing of beauty – lace and flowers and baubles. Gorgeous.

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 01 Oct 2016

Northumberland Holiday

While the lovely Katherine and Lee stayed at our house for a week we headed for a week in a beach side cottage at Boulmer in Northumberland.

Hector was poorly for our trip – like he was in 2014 – but we still ha a good week.

The cottage was excellent and the views from the kitchen and lounge and upper verandah were straight out over the beach and rocky shore. The varied and wonderful sea and shore birds there are a real treat to see.

The sun shone for the whole week.

Highlights were a trip to Blyth to watch the Tall Ships 2016 as they set sail out to Sweden. What a sight!

We discovered quiet and secluded beaches, a gem of a pub, and I finally got a boat trip out to the Farne Islands – something I’d wanted to do on every other visit but couldn’t due to bad weather.

Rosie had a lovely time rushing around and playing on the beaches and some nice long walks.

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