Monday, 29 July 2013

Me and my big mouth .........!!!!

Hi everyone,

I'm home!!  It's nice to be back.  Suitcase is unpacked (again), washing is all done (again) and the craft room door is open - yeah!!

We've had a lovely weekend in the Cotswolds ....... what a beautiful part of the UK it is.  We're definitely going to be going back there, there's so much to see.  We crammed as much as we could into the 3 days we were there, but only skimmed the surface.

I had to go and say it, didn't I - that it was looking like we would have a good flight over to the UK.  Me and my BIG! mouth.  We had a delay of over 4 and a half hours ........ just after I'd blogged on Thursday, the blue skies and the sun disappeared and a thick mist came in over the island.  It sat there all flippin' afternoon, and we sat at the airport!! 
When the weather's like that, flights can't land on the island, our plane was actually circling overhead when we arrived at the airport at 4pm, but eventually it turned around and went back to Liverpool.  We finally got away at 9.40 in the evening.   After a long journey on the motorway, what with queues and then it was closed for two junctions so we had to take a detour, we finally arrived at our hotel about 2am.

We stayed in Cheltenham, at a lovely little hotel called The Wyastone.  Lydia was lovely and told us the best places to go and see.  One of her suggestions was that we took the Romantic Road - two specially researched car routes - A Road for Today and A Road for Tomorrow (aawww).  We took her advice and off we went. 
The routes take you through the most beautiful parts of the area, lots of little villages, full of beautiful honey-coloured stone cottages, very picturesque.    My favourite parts were Broadway, Stow on the Wold (great little Tea Rooms - Huffkins, they do fabulous cream teas!) Bourton on the Water (the Venice of the Cotswolds - cute little town, nice pubs along the water) and the Lavender Fields in Snowshill - simply beautiful! The tea rooms are very nice here too ....... we had some yummy lavender shortbread .......

And a rare picture indeed - I'm usually the other side of the camera ........

All in all we had a lovely relaxing weekend, stunning scenery, nice food and wine, and we even managed a spot of shopping.  No craft shops though, although we did buy a painting, I'm just waiting for it to be shipped.  It was hung in the hotel, done by a local artist, Katharine Dove, and it really caught my eye.  Luckily Stephen liked it too, an early anniversary pressie. 

Oh well, I'd better get on.  There's a chicken roasting in the oven, and the veg is cooking nicely, dinner won't be long. 
Thanks for popping by.  I'll be back tomorrow with some crafty stuff - my Tim Tag is finally done!!!

Have a lovely evening, it's beautiful here on the island (for now!)
Cheerio and I'll see you again tomorrow.



  1. I'm popping in to wish you and Stephen a very Happy Anniversary, Linda, and many, many more!! By rights, I should have made you a card in honor of your special day, to repay your lovely card you made for us last January.

    Thank you so much for sharing the lovely recap of your romantic anniversary weekend away. That's such a gorgeous photo of you with that unbelievable backdrop! After a lousy beginning, it sounds like it was a splendid getaway!! Mwah! Darnell

  2. So sorry to hear of your delays but is sounds like you really enjoyed yourselves. That is a lovely photo of you Linda. Look forward to seeing your Tim tag. Hugs, Anne x


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