Good Friday – 6th April 2012

Following a cold night with an overnight temperature of -1.4°C, we decided to head over to Henley for a bracing walk by the river.

After wrapping up well, we drove over in the morning sunshine and, following the ubiquitous visit to the park, we headed off along the towpath, enjoying the glorious weather.

In the shade of a willow

Beside the river

Long boat with Henley behind

Bandstand by the river

Henley Bridge in the sunshine

After half an hour or so, we decided to venture into one of our favourite establishments in Henley – the Chocolate Theatre Cafe.

The Chocolate Theatre Cafe

While the others chose various drinks, I plumped for a double-strength hot chocolate.  It was delicious and quite strong enough – even for my chocolate-loving palate! 

My hot chocolate

Holly spelling out her name in sugar

Emily enjoying her drink


The cafe seemed to be doing a roaring trade and was almost full while we were there.

After enjoying our morning refreshment, we headed for Bourne End.  The original intention was to enjoy a fish and chip lunch at another of our favourite haunts – Smiles.

Unfortunately the girls were still feeling a little ‘below-par’ following recent illness and instead of eating in we opted for takeaway.  Although billed as being ‘medium’, my portion was still too large for me to completely consume.

After lunch it was time for some work on the garden.  There were runner-beans and tomatoes to ‘pot on’ and later I headed over to Mum’s with Rebekah and Emily to do more digging as well as planting the potatoes.

Rebekah planting potatoes


We came home in time to enjoy a picnic tea by the fire, including freshly made cakes that Sarah and Holly had cooked while we’d been working on the vegetable plot!

An enjoyable day and great to spend it with the family.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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