This last week we’ve had two lots of visitors to stay for a few days.
Our very good friend Birgit flew in from Germany to stay with us for five days. We had a lovely time with her but her visit coincided with Oscars’ passing and, as Birgit knew Oscar well, we all had a slightly difficult time. Nevertheless we went out and about together, visiting Portsmouth and Brighton and also going to check on ‘Chance’ - popping up to Swindon to have a cup of tea with eldest daughter Vicki at the same time. Here’s Birgit and Doug during a walk eastward from Selsey. Some of the dwellings along this part of the beach are based on old railway carriages.
Birgit and James at Selsey Bill, looking towards the Isle of Wight.
Birgit left us on Tuesday and on Thursday Chris and Les from nb ‘Eleventh Heaven’ came to stay for a couple of days. The weather during their stay was not the usual Selsey sunshine that we’re used to, but this didn’t dampen our enjoyment and we all had a brilliant few days.
Chris, Les and Doug at our local club enjoying a drink on a wet Friday afternoon.
Friday evening we went out for a great meal at our local Chinese restaurant in the village: James, Doug and Les.
On Saturday the weather was much better and we enjoyed a trip to Brighton (a first for Les). Chris is a keen, and very good photographer, hence the weighty appendages around his person!
At the end of a great day we managed to outwit a dreadful downpour by treating ourselves to a Fish and Chip supper in Harry Ramsden’s on the seafront.
Chris and Les left us today to return to their lovely boat. We had a great few days with them and we will be catching up with them again very soon. Just had to show this shot of two happy faces outside the Royal Pavilion, Brighton!