Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A compact weekend

Ed& Sylvia with some well-dressed friends:

Jo and Mahine:

Henry with Lucy:

Edible E&S:

Simon at Ironbridge:

Chez Andrew, village of Wall:

Bit of a drive the weekend before last to go to Ed & Sylvia's wedding down south. 1200 miles in total in a Peugeout 106. T'was as follows:

Thursday 10th, 15:00: leave Aberdeen for Barnsley. Arrive 21:15. Officially not bad. Wonderful evening sun over the A66 through Cumbria and County Durham.

Friday 11th, 07:00: leave Barnsley for service in Great Malvern. Arrive 10:00 after getting a bit lost due to the wonderful AA Travel Route (not me at all you understand).

Drive across to Hanbury Hall for reception but via Stoke Heath to check in at B&B. Patron upset as my lunchtime-only check in means he doesn't go to local rugby match. Oops. Anyway, Pimms on arrival sorted me out.

Taxi back from Hanbury at night as Black Sheep Beer too much to resist.

Saturday 12th 10:00: set off walking back to Hanbury Hall with 3 bags to collect car.

Saturday 12th 11:00: set off to Ironbridge to meet old Nottingham housemate Simon for excellent pub lunch and walkabout, noonish.

Saturday 12th 15:00: back to Barnsley to go out with folks for dinner. My dessert is a double espresso.

Sunday 13th 09:30: leave Barnsley for Wall, Northumberland to meet old sixth-form mate Andrew, now with two children, arriving noon for, get this, pub lunch!

Sunday 13th 15:00: leave Wall for Aberdeen, arriving 20:00. Meet up with Sonia, having not seen her for two weeks.

Relaxing really. Unsurprisingly, the weekend just gone was spent gardening...


Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Lovely round trip! Very nice stuff! Looking forward to seeing ya...

23 August 2006 at 08:58  
Blogger Simon said...

I'm exhausted just reading about it!

It was great to meet up - we should do it again sometime!

31 August 2006 at 18:01  
Blogger George Walks said...

Indeed we should. Especially if you happen to be on your through Aberdeen!!

1 September 2006 at 17:36  

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