Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We've just returned from a fabulous long weekend in Plymouth for Rachels cousins Marks wedding to Sarah. This is the main thing Caitlin has been talking about for the last few weeks, she'd even stopped talking about her birthday! She had been bought a lovely dress and shoes, and insisted on having her hair in ringlets, just like her latest best friend, Leanne! Rachel looked lovely as well, as you can see in the photo. The wedding was at Kitley House near Yealmpton, and was a great setting: lovely grounds and 500 year old restored country house - the weather was absolutely perfect too. Mark and Sarah looked gorgeous, and everyone had a fantastic day, with a lot of us staying overnight - very relaxing. Caitlin shadowed Leanne everywhere, and was delighted to present the bride and groom with their wedding certificate. It was great to see all the family; Mike and Sue really looked after us, and we met up with great granny and grandad Doreen and Jim on Plymouth Hoe, where the Armed Forces Day was going on, and also bumped into Auntie Doreen and Uncle Reg - Caitlin even got to sit in the cab of a fire engine ( so now she wants to be a firefighter when she grows up. ) We took a short boat trip across the water, watched the powerboat races, and saw the flyby of a Spitfire. We'd flown into Luton and then hired a car: on the way home the temperature hit thirty degrees, and then we were greeted by rain when we got to Kerry Airport - lovely!! We really did need it, and it was quite a relief after sitting on the M25 ( ugh! )
The only bad news is that our lovely Rooster, Marley, has disappeared, leaving only a few black feathers in the field. Number one suspect is a fox, but we're still hoping that our hen that went missing is still sitting on some eggs somewhere.

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