Saturday, 7 October 2017

Saturday and all is well.

Hi there,
Thanks for popping in!
Well, this is the life I must say!

While the Clarity Crew slogged their socks off 
up in Port Sunlight....

Barb and Mum took a drive around the orbital to Buckinghamshire and booked into a very pleasant little place in Waddesdon.
Modest gaff....

Actually, we’re in the converted stables next door, which are very nice too - wouldn’t want you thinking we are spending all the company’s hard earned cash. Not much anyway!

So poor old Dave, Heather, Paul, Sue, Rosie and Len had to make do with a bacon sarny,

while we enjoyed a rather posh afternoon tea,
clotted cream & scones, posh little sandwiches without the crusts - the works. 

Sorry. Didn’t take photos of the food.
Forgot. Was too busy piling into it !!!

We’ve done a reccy of the place, and found our old house before we even found the hotel. I remembered it exactly. Knew the road and the turning before Mum could even blink. 
The bridge, the brook, the playground - nothing has changed in
over 50 years! Blimey I’ll take you down Memory Lane tomorrow.

We must go now.
Dinner is served...

Love & Hugs
Barb and Mum


  1. Glad you arw enjoying your break. The team look fabulous too. Hi Len, Heather, Dave, Rosie and Paul. 🖑🖑🖑 Bet you were all amazing. Xxx

  2. Glad your break is going well. Hope your mum is enjoying her birthday treat. Xx

  3. Enjoy yourselves, and have a round of applause for managing to even think about dinner after an afternoon tea! x

  4. Evening bloggy friends, hope everyone is well. Been helping my sister with Halloween crafting today. Spooky!☺

    1. Hi Donna,
      Bet you had a great time with your sister. Love and hugs Alison xx

  5. Team at Clarity were brilliant...yes spent loads. Very pleased with my buys. Enjoy your special time Barbara and Mum Xx

  6. Enjoy your well deserved break with your mum, making treasured memories xxx

  7. Love the new gaff...even if only for a few days! Looks like the bacon butties went down a treat, see you all at Harrogate! Xx

  8. I had a bacon buttie today too. Was teaching parchment - Linda's Goosey Lucy! I bet Heather made cake for the gang at Port Sunlight, so they won't have felt too hard done by. Enjoy your treat x

  9. sounds like a good trip down memory lane. enjoy, hugs xx

  10. Hi Barbara
    Oh what a hard choice, bacon sarnie or afternoon tea, I'm sure you all enjoyed your treats. The hotel looks very Grand, I hope you and mum are having a wonderful time.
    Love Diane xxx

    1. Hi Diane,
      Sending love and hugs, Alison xxx

  11. Hi Barb,
    I looked this and your hotel up online and have to say both are fabulous. I'm hoping your Mum (& you of course) is having a lovely time travelling down memory lane. Pleased you found your old house. I remember just before my Mam passed away that she asked me to go and see if our old terrace had been demolished because she'd heard it had. Well ,I drove the three miles to see at 11.30 at night, only to find that she was right! Gosh, it was a very strange feeling that my old house and my grandma's next door ( in fact the whole terrace) were no longer there. About 7 streets had all gone! It took me a while to work out where I was! At least you didn't have that shock! Have a fabulous time - you both deserve it. Love and hugs Alison xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope you're all ok. Finished off a 21st birthday card using one of the new ii books and am really pleased with it. Love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

  12. It’s just lovely when daughters & mums can get together. Looks and sounds like you’re both having a lovely ‘girlie’ time. Xxx

  13. Hello Barb, isn't Waddesdon beautiful, love the grounds and gardens. Glad to hear that you are enjoying it, and the memories. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  14. Sounds lovely, and great photo of the crew at Happy Stampers too xx

  15. It is great for you and your Mum to enjoy a bit of nostalgia Barbara, and in very fitting surroundings. I hope you had a lovely dinner and have been enjoying today. x


Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x