Return to ‘The Old Bridge’

Since I suffered my hand injury on 22nd December, we’re still playing ‘catch-up’ with my social diary! Today was another of those days as we met Steve & Helen at The Old Bridge in Huntingdon! We were last here as a foursome back in October, 2023 where we were so impressed, a planned return was …
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Lent Boy 2017: How Did I Do?

WARNING! Please read responsibly. This Blog contains large amounts of smugness!So, that’s my ‘Lent event’ over for 2017. What began in 2010 as a small challenge, has now grown into a much bigger test of will-power! Some of you have asked how I got on, so here’s a short summary. Thanks to all my friends …
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Family Lunch

The Calm before the Starter! Who’s Who! Ann, together with Lee’s help pulled together a superb Easter Lunch for the family today. Even though Mum wouldn’t travel such a distance for these things, it did still feel a little odd that she wasn’t ‘around’.Let Battle Commence… Italian Meats & Fruit Bev’s TrifleGuess who’s washing up? …
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Easter Day (2011)

After dropping into Central Garage to have the locking wheel nuts changed on Ann’s Fiesta, we headed up to Denis’ for lunch. It was another fine day here and even hotter there – 27 degrees – another scorcher! After a full-scale roast chicken lunch followed by Ann’s ‘plums cooked in red wine and served with …
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Long Weekend in Harrogate – Sunday

Fuelled by the ‘Full-English’ breakfast, we set off in the direction of York. On the way there, we dropped into RHS’s property, Harlow Carr. This was disappointing, but perhaps that was down to the time of year and Spring being a bit late this year. Still, it gave us the perfect excuse to pop into …
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Long Weekend in Harrogate – Saturday

Looking out of the Band B window, it’s another rainy-day ahead! So, a lazy breakfast followed by the short walk into town armed with our big umbrella. The plan today is to buy Ann a new fountain-pen as a belated birthday present. It’s not as cold as yesterday, but it’s still raining!!! Success, we saw …
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Chinese ‘blow-out’ with Jo and Janet

In preparation for giving-up something for the period of Lent, we were invited to Jo and Janet’s for a mega-Chinese meal! I’m aiming to give up chips and ice-cream (and possibly chocolate too) for forty days! (Cue soundtrack from Mission: Impossible!)   Ann is giving up wine and chocolate! The Chinese-food was probably the best …
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Easter Holiday – Day 3

Ann’s birthday today! ..when we woke up around 7am, it was snowing. I co-ordinated the family and we all clubbed together to her the top-of-the-range Tom-Tom portable sat-nav. Separately, I bought her a leather case and a docking station, so it can be charged outsde the car. Nicki C bought her a beautiful necklace. So …
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