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Out with the country set….

When we left the Outdoor show we made our way to a small village just off the A14 called Hamerton.

I thought I lived in the middle of nowhere but this is even more remote.2338094358_a9e28c3e97

We had been invited by friends to the local wine tasting evening, to be held in the village hall.

An evening to be spent amongst the locals , mainly farmers and from the steel family 🙂

Louise did the talk and presentation of 6 wines all from Argentina.

First it was a Cava then 2 white, a rose and 2 red, one of them being oak smoked.

I am not really much of a drinker, but all wines were very pleasant, Geoff particularly enjoyed the oak smoked red.

A great evening w2337259591_73f0b4d38fas had by all.

The following day we had plans to meet up with more friends at Grafham Water and cycle round it on a tandem, but much to my disappointment the weather had turned bad so this had to be cancelled. 

Instead we had a guided walk around Hamerton and saw to our amazement how much flooding can be caused by one and a half inches of rain.

So a great day after all  🙂

Rest of the photo’s can be seen here…. http://flickr.com/photos/geoffjones/tags/160308walk/

Walk route can be seen here…..

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Outdoor show and Outdoor blogger’s meet up

Great day yesterday down at the NEC in Birmingham for the outdoor show.bloggers

Although we were disappointed with the lack of outdoor stuff  on sale.

Geoff was hoping to see some light weight cooking stuff and I was after a new hydration system but we found none of these.

For us,what made the day was getting to meet up with some of the Outdoor Blogger’s and finally put names to faces.

Gayle and Mick will soon be off on their LEJOG walk , it was great hearing all about their plans a2337258083_99920f7c1end I will be following them on their blog

They wanted to know all about twitter so Geoff explained it well and we may have some new followers soon.

Great to also meet Daren,Duncan,Johnhee, Alan Sloman, Phil Doodlecat,Andy Howel , George and anyone else I may have forgotten.

Four of them even got to sample one of my muffins too.

 

Maybe next time we can all meet up for a walk 🙂

 

CRUFC in action…

Today after a great lunch at CRUFC we watched Cambridge play Rotherham.

Rotherham are in the leauge above Cambridge so we were unsure what the outcome would be, but Cambridge played an excellent game and lost by only one point.

Many Thanks to Philip for inviting us to the rugby once again and Doug and Adrian for being such good company too. A great afternoon enjoyed by all.

Geoff’s photo’s can be seen here

I have been playing with my Camera and took a little movie of Cambridge in action, shame my camera has no sound option as its not quite the same with out all the grunting and groaning 🙂

A few more clues….

Well as I needed to know what to pack I just had to ask Geoff about my Mystery holiday….

I now know we fly from Luton on Monday at 6am… and will be away a full week.

I think we are going to 2 places one warm one maybe cold…..

Pack walking stuff, walking sandals, maybe boots, jeans, and posh girlie skirt and shoes….

Now the wicked bit only hand luggage so I have to pack very light….

I thought about all my toiletries and nice perfume…. Geoff said don’t pack any buy it when we get there….

Packing always stresses me as I never know what to pack….none of my clothes match… Girlie skirt with walking jacket  !!!!!

Everyone is so desperate to find out where I am going… that’s people from work… friends, my boys, my mum and Dad, and people from massage course too.

So I have told them all to read my blog on Monday…..

Tomorrow I will be unbearable at work, then home, pack and off to Cambridge…and another adventure begins.

I have never had a surprise like this before… it feels Fantastic and it goes with out saying that I am bursting with excitement.

Its a Mystery…

I have started to think about my surprise holiday or should I say panic about my surprise holiday…

As far as I know we go away 2 weeks today, only a few days after Geoff gets home from the Pyrenees.

I dropped it into our conversation last night when he rang me…. all I got was pack light no more than 10kg ,wear walking kit and its high so could be cold…..

I have tried to get some information from Emily but she is not playing in fact this is what she had to say….

“Urm well…. I would be the biggest traitor ever if I told you, all I’ll say is you are going to LOVE it. I don’t like dad’s usual holiday activities but even I would DIE to go on this one it’s just stunning and breath taking and you’re going to have an amazing time :D”

Don’t know about you but I am going to burst with excitement soon…. not only am I excited about Geoff coming home but what a surprise I have to look forward to as well….

Any one like to take a guess at where I will be going and what I will be doing ???

Back home….

After a very emotional and draining Funeral in Romiley  near Manchester.

My boys were fantastic , Matthew even managed to get up and say a little speech all about his dad, Andrew dealt with it in his own way but they are boys to be proud off.

For me it was a very hard, emotional day but I think I dealt with it well and would like to say Thank you to all those people that showed me and my boys great kindness in our time of sadness.

I now have a lot to deal with over the coming weeks/months and I hope I can deal with it quickly and painlessly, although I doubt it will be painless for me.

A big Thank you must go to Geoff who drove us up to Manchester and collected us after the funeral, it was a big help, we loved the tour round  Creswell  his home town, and the Boys enjoyed staying in Cambridge ,was like a little holiday for them.

I spent the rest of the week-end swimming and sunbathing, recharging my batteries ready for the coming weeks.

Must say I do get sun burnt in the most strange places……

I see James has been blogging about the lack of visitors from blogpower people so I really must try and get round to visiting them all some time this week.

I also see lady M  has awarded me the Thoughtful Blogger Award, which is most kind of her.

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I will pass it onto Ellee, Anne, and of course Geoff….

Geoff’s coming of age parties….

As most of you know it was Geoff’s big birthday at the
week-ecake 014nd.

He had a full day of activities planned and they all went very well even if we did get a bit behind schedule at one time.

My favorite part of the day was going to see Taming of the shrew in the gardens of St Johns college.

It was so good I almost didn’t notice that it was pouring down with rain.

My cake turned out really well and was enjoyed by everyone… not a crumb was left.