Cue the family at Kew!

We’re off to Kew Gardens for a family reunion! πŸ‘ The gathering is from Ann’s side of the family – Brother Roger (with Jane and Oli); Cousins Chris (with Kate) and Alison (with Ali, Zidane, Sami and Jake). We left at 8am and had a pretty good journey there (but an even better one coming …
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First Visit: King’s Head at Wadenhoe

It was off to the King’s Head in the village of Wadenhoe (population 244) to catch up with long-time friends, Mick & Jane. We’ve not been here before and in kinder weather, there are some nice walks nearby, so we might try that when it’s a lot drier underfoot and a bit warmer! πŸ™„ We …
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Film: Dune

Off to the flicks again, this time to see the remake of Dune. OK, back to the here and now, let’s see if this version hits the spot!!! To me, just like the original, the cast is impressive (but no Sting!) – TimothΓ©e Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Stellan SkarsgΓ₯rd, Stephen McKinley Henderson, …
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Film: Bond 25 – No Time to Die

It’s movie time for us again! πŸ˜πŸ‘ Ahh, “No Time to Die“ (aka “Bond 25”), we’ve been expecting you (for quite a while, actually!). After five postponements because of you-know-what, it was finally here! 😁 I don’t intend to give away the details of the film here, it’s more of a reflection, so you’re safe …
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First Visit: Shires Inn

It was a drive into unchartered territory for us two today as we headed with neighbours David & Valerie for the village of Peatling Parva (population 181) and The Shires Inn and Restaurant. The occasion? A belated birthday lunch for David and me! 😁. It was Ann and my first visit, but our dining companions …
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It’s all about family! – Cousins

A couple of years back, we discovered some cousins (on Ann’s side) we didn’t know we had – Chris and Alison! πŸ‘ Between then and now, we’ve got to know them quite well – and this weekend, Chris and his partner Kate came to stay for a long weekend. 😍😍 Friday A very relaxed day …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 15/15: My Birthday 2021

Hello reader! Try to contain your excitement – today is the final Post for this holiday! There’s also a birthday to be celebrated in the group (Clue: it’s NOT Ann’s!) πŸ€” 7.25am: As we’re away, most of my cards and gifts are sitting at home, but I did bring some of them with me. For …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 14/15:

Morning reader. Thanks for coming back – I admire your stamina!😊. “Are we nearly there yet?” Yes, this is day 14; just one more Post to go and then you’re free! πŸ˜› Here we are at the Mill End Hotel in Chagford, (population c1400), in the middle of Dartmoor on the penultimate day of our …
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Holiday: Devon and Cornwall – Day 13/15:

Morning all! 😁. We’re on our way to the final leg of our holiday, staying at the Mill End Hotel in Chagford, Dartmoor. Check-in time is 3pm, so as usual, we’re going to make the best use of time and visit a couple of attractions beforehand – National Trust’s East Pool Mine near Redruth and …
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