How quickly time passes……..So quickly the blog gets neglected and because we are always so busy. Here’s what we have done over the winter:

Took part in the Remembrance events. Visited Limerick Ireland partly on a family history quest, our visit to Foynes Flying boat museum was amazing and we discovered it was the birthplace of irish coffee, and Carlow to see the grandsons. Volunteered to be room stewards at Devizes Eisteddfod. Walked around Westonbirt arboretum and admired the autumn colours. Had cataract surgery at The Circle hospital in Bath. Enjoyed many evenings at Wiltshire Family History Society. More fantastic evenings at Devizes Literary Society. Enjoyed the Mayors Quiz evening and the delicious afternoon tea quiz at St Andrews – the most difficult quiz so far! Visited Chatsworth again in January to see the Xmas decotrations. Visited my sister and her husband in Poynton and with them did a tour of Stockport attractions. A fantastic hat musuem, wartime tunnels, staircase house and lunch at the Plaza. An amazing day out! Visited friends Hilary & John in Nottingham and caught up with Cousin Ann & son Freddy in South Clifton. Home via Stratford on Avon to do a recce for the summer cuise plus a parkng ticket! Walked Belvedere Woods to admire the snowdrops. Weekly Volunteering wth the Towpath Task Force has been great fun particularly the hedging and ditching and making bonfires. Visited Carlow again despite Ryan Air! Our birthday and anniversary treat was to visit Penzance by rail to see the coastal stretch of track that the sea is attempting to destroy – it was a calm day! Enjoyed a day at St Michaels Mount walking the causeway in the morning and returning by amphibious vehicle late afternoon and a day at Lands End where visibility was so good you could see the Scilly Isles. And very importantly this winter caught up with lots of friends.


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