On Saturday, after shoe-horning “Chance” into a temporary berth in Cowroast marina near Tring the day before, we set off in the car for Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire for a bit of visiting of friends ……….
………and to attend an evening gathering of family and friends, to celebrate with James’ brother Martin and partner Sue, their 10 years of being together.
As a number of us had guessed they announced that earlier in the day they had secretly got married! – and the ‘10 year’ decoration on the cake top had been swapped for one showing a Bride and Groom without anyone noticing.
Brother Martin and daughter Sophie (sorry to son Robert and both their partners for not getting photos of you all!)
James was up dancing instead of taking enough photos but here’s a chance one of daughters Frances (and partner Kel on the right) and Vicki and partner Ian in the middle. (they’re too busy chatting and enjoying themselves to pose for pics!)
In the taxi going home to Frances and Kel’s house (where we were staying for the night) a perfect shot to some up joy of the evening! Vicki, Doug (what more can one say!) and Ian (who came amiss a week ago while enjoying his passion of cycling) who’s nursing a broken collar bone!
A great day was had by all. Earlier in the day we’d managed to get to Bristol to visit our dear friend Becky in Frenchay Hospital who making the most wonderful progress after a very serious illness. We were thrilled to see her.