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Living, loving, Laughing and Travelling as much as possible. Come along and join in my life and travels - I'll be happy to have you there with me.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Here we are again

Its Thursday August 17th and one week ago we were in Heathrow airport in the midst of all the chaos that took place there. If we had flown out on our original date we possibly would have been stranded for days, thank you to whoever planned the wedding for Friday.

It was an experience I haven't had before, walking around an airport with armed police and waiting in a queue for hours and then joining another for hours so that by the time we actually got airside we were exhausted. Thankfully our flight to Halifax was only delayed by a couple of hours but as I said if we were to fly out on our original date (Friday ) we might have been stranded for a couple of days.

Anyway has been good to see Husbands extended family again and walk down streets that are similar width to ours and not be as cramped as where ever we went in England. The weather has been mixed - sunny and warm some days and grey and misty on other. Thats the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia for you - never know quite is round the corner as the weather man may say one thing but what actually ahppens could be quite different. lol Almost like Melbourne.

Haven't done a lot in this first week 'cept go to a wedding on a cliff top with what seemed like a gale blowing and the ocean down below pounding away, catch up with all the cousins, hear what has been going on in their lives, cuddle new babies and talk to our dear friend who will be 100 in November. That was a teary meeting as once it sank in who we were she was so happy to see us and then two minutes later had forgotten who we were. Sad to think we most likely won't see her again after we go home.

But enough of that we have eaten lots of food as usual, taken lots of long walks on the sunny days and sat watching tv that we hadn't seen before. Just the usual stuff one does on holiday.

We are going to Prince Edward Island next week - thats where Anne of Green Gables was written. rain is forecast so hopefully it will have been and gone. Then laterwill be going to Cape Breton to drive round the fabulous Cabot Trail.

Will talk again some time.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

No you weren't seeing things....................I had to republish the last entry as it wasn't showing up. Then when I wwent back today there it was.

Anyway have had a good few days taking in things around town. doing the ancestor trail and located Husbands Grandfather's grave site so will be back at the cemetery again when we recieve info from some rellies.
Went to see some of my rellies today, my mother and his were cousins, he has done some work on the family tree and gave me a copy. Have to do some work for him when we get home to Aus. That will keep me very busy for a while.

Going to Lowestoft in the morning, east coast fishing place, hope the weather is good. East coast is the North Sea and it gets very windy there.

See you again

Friday, August 4, 2006

Try again

Well we have been here over a week and today the glorious weather has disappeared.

After a week of late nights and lots of - dare I say it - partaking in large meals and bottles of wine as well I said goodbye to my sisters and brother on Friday. It was sad as I don't know the next time we will be able to come again so we did lots of walks and girly things and visited Chatsworth House and the Derbyshire Dales as had good fun. Went to Mablethorpe and laughed at the donkeys giving kids rides on the beach. That is one thing I loved as a child when we went to the seaside - icecream cones and a ride on the donkeys.

Made our way to Banbury (didn't ride a white horse tho) and Husband had his reunion with Airforce friends from years ago. Yes true to form with these occassions they were 65 year olds being 15 again but it was a great time with lots of laughs and walks down memory lane. The hotel we were all in was built in 1600s and had narrow corridors and tiny rooms and old fashioned service. One of the waiters kept saying 'You are so kind' as he moved round the table serving each of us - it was quaint and lovable at the same time. Fabulous food and great wine.....I weighed myself ..................lets just say its a good job I lost some before we got on the plane.

Visited another friend over the weekend and was so relieved to see lettuce and salady things on the table. Went walking in some woods close to her house and had lunch on Monday at an old pub near a canal. Lots of narrow boats coming and going and there were working locks close by so took loads of photos as they emptied and the boats dropped down a level. One was named the same as a grandaughter so took especially nice ones of it.

Here we are now in Colchester - Husbands home town. Staying with his sister so he'll be out and about trying to catch up with whoever he can from years ago. Beth Chattos garden is close by so thats going to be my treat this week. She specialises in growing 'plants for dry gardens' so it will usefull for when I get home and summer is getting nearer. Not like summer today tho' grey skies and 15c - almost like being at home. Had to put jeans and a long sleeved tshirt on as I felt cold.

Bye for now

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

One down more to come

Well we have been here over a week and today the glorious weather has disappeared.

After a week of late nights and lots of - dare I say it - partaking in large meals and bottles of wine as well I said goodbye to my sisters and brother on Friday. It was sad as I don't know the next time we will be able to come again so we did lots of walks and girly things and visited Chatsworth House and the Derbyshire Dales as had good fun. Went to Mablethorpe and laughed at the donkeys giving kids rides on the beach. That is one thing I loved as a child when we went to the seaside - icecream cones and a ride on the donkeys.

Made our way to Banbury (didn't ride a white horse tho) and Husband had his reunion with Airforce friends from years ago. Yes true to form with these occassions they were 65 year olds being 15 again but it was a great time with lots of laughs and walks down memory lane. The hotel we were all in was built in 1600s and had narrow corridors and tiny rooms and old fashioned service. One of the waiters kept saying 'You are so kind' as he moved round the table serving each of us - it was quaint and lovable at the same time. Fabulous food and great wine.....I weighed myself ..................lets just say its a good job I lost some before we got on the plane.

Visited another friend over the weekend and was so relieved to see lettuce and salady things on the table. Went walking in some woods close to her house and had lunch on Monday at an old pub near a canal. Lots of narrow boats coming and going and there were working locks close by so took loads of photos as they emptied and the boats dropped down a level. One was named the same as a grandaughter so took especially nice ones of it.

Here we are now in Colchester - Husbands home town. Staying with his sister so he'll be out and about trying to catch up with whoever he can from years ago. Beth Chattos garden is close by so thats going to be my treat this week. She specialises in growing 'plants for dry gardens' so it will usefull for when I get home and summer is getting nearer. Not like summer today tho' grey skies and 15c - almost like being at home. Had to put jeans and a long sleeved tshirt on as I felt cold.

Bye for now