August/September 2017 (2)

Fri 13 Oct 2017 23:13
So as August ends and September begins Susan and I take a trip to Staines to visit with Hayley and what a great visit that was, no prizes for guessing who was the star of the show.[cid:image001.jpg@01D34450.D2407B30] [cid:image002.jpg@01D34450.D2407B30] [cid:image003.jpg@01D34450.D2407B30]
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`Time is now marching along quickly and Christopher and I have an evening at Bishop Auckland Castle to see the Kynren event, an amazing event, non-stop colour and action spectacular, a must see. About 4 hours before we were due to go to the venue we had a covering of hail stones, however the show must go on and the evening turned out cool but clear and dry, I did need the fleece blanket for around my legs though.
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Too soon I am on my way to Hayleys for the last few days of my visit, joined by mam and dad it was a lovely ending to a fabulous trip, for all my friends I did get to see but didn't get photo's of, I enjoyed the G&T's, lunches and coffees, it was good to spend time with you all. For those I missed this visit, I am sorry I ran out of time but there will be other visits when we will get together and have a catch up over a cup of something. So the last few days were very special...
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14th September sees Hayley driving me down the M25 to Gatwick Airport and my onward journey home to Chris and Quicksilver in Trinidad.

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