Sunday, 24 June 2012

Anniversary - lots of photos

It's our 23rd Wedding Anniversary today so hubby and I popped over to Stratford upon Avon. The sun came out :) and it was lovely strolling around the shops, buying bits and bobs before enjoying another lovely meal at Cafe Rouge. I do love their salmon and this time I indulged and had moules for my starter - yummy.

Here's a few photo from around Stratford.
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Front of Shakespear's Birthplace
Tudor House
English Pub
Christmas Shop
River Avon
We both said we'll go back for a weekend break - it's only an hour from home but it will be nice to be able to stay over as there were many nice pubs and restaurants, next year's plan !!

Last weekend we went to the caravan to bring DH's mum and her partner home after they'd spent a week there. It was the weekend of terrible flooding when we took them up the previous weekend. At one point our town was cut off as the roads had flooded. We were quite safe but it was horrible for some caravan owners south of Aberdovey estuary as they were flooded and must have lost many possessions. Thankfully no-one was hurt.

This is the flooding at the Broadwater, we usually walk Ruby over here as it's just a small lake.
Flooded Broadwater
There was a family of signets huddled together on high ground, quite close to the road but they didn't move when people went to the fence to look at them. We were a little worried as their parents weren't around but MIL said they went back in the week and the family were all together. Obviously the parents had moved the youngsters because of the flooding.
That evening the sunset was amazing - I managed to get full sun, going down and gone !!
Full sun
Going down
I finally found time to attach my LHN piece to a bag I was given. I use the bag for my stitching so it was very apt. I edged it in ribbon and added a couple of bows.
Stitching bag
And talking of bags my lovely hubby bought me this Cath Kidston bag for our anniversary - I had been saying I wanted one for holidays so it went with every outfit - he is lovely.

Cath Kidston Bag
My lovely friend in USA surprised me this week with a parcel. In it was this gorgeous knitted shawl which she sent as a hug and some comfort at the moment. It's a beautiful lilac with cabling. Thank you Cathy it really is gorgeous and so kind of you.

My special shawl
Finally some flowers - firstly a bunch of wild flowers I picked when we were walking Ruby and secondly my flowers for today from hubby - I said he was lovely :)

Wild flowers
Roses and carnations
Thanks you for popping by - I hope you enjoyed my photos and news. I'll be able to share some stitching soon as it's Opening Day next Saturday for the Needlecraft Haven Summer Exchange :)


  1. Stunning sunset pic, I do love to watch the sun set over the sea....simple pleasures.
    Fabulous shawl, your friend chose a beautiful colour for it.
    Happy anniversary to you and DH, nice flowers he gave you.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful pictures!

  4. Glad you had such a nice anniversary, I love Stratford, I'm quite jealous of you living so close!
    The shawl your friend sent you is just stunning, and the flowers DH gave you, though I must admit to a soft spot for the wild ones myself

  5. Happy Anniversary. Looks like you had a great time. Lovely photos.

  6. Happy Anniversary Clare and hubby,,love both the bags and the flowers. Stratford a place I would like to visit one day!


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