Anglo-Canadian visit to Cliveden – 19 July 2015

Auntie Eileen and Uncle John, along with their daughter, Sarah and her family are currently over visiting England from Canada.

We arranged to meet up with them all at nearby Cliveden.

It was the first time that we’d seen Sarah and Christian for fifteen years and the first time that either of our families had met.

We enjoyed walking around the grounds showing them the Parterre, Chapel, Rose Garden, Long Garden, Water Garden and finishing with a ubiquitous ice cream.  The younger children also visited (and got suitably lost in) the maze.

Below are a few photos from the afternoon.

Looking down over the Parterre

Looking down over the Parterre

Some of the family catching up

Some of the family catching up

Walking to the Rose Garden

Walking to the Rose Garden

Mum and Katy

Mum and Katy

Family framed in the Rose Garden

Family framed in the Rose Garden

Holly and Hugh

Holly and Hugh

The Long Garden

The Long Garden

All the party together in the Long Garden

All the party together in the Long Garden

By the fountain

By the fountain

Rebekah, Holly and Emily

Rebekah, Holly and Emily

A new princess – 2 May 2015

Following a brief labour, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a daughter this morning, a sister for Prince George.

Here’s how the day unfolded on Twitter:

You can see more tweets from the day on my friend Andrew Burdett’s site.

Birthday Meal at Fifield Inn – 18 April 2015

With Sarah turning forty this week, we arranged a celebratory meal for us, her parents and twin Steven, with his wife Sarah.  After some deliberation, the venue was confirmed as Fifield Inn in Fifield.

Once we’d settled in at our pre-booked table and arranged for the doors behind us to be closed, we were able to enjoy the evening.

The Fifield Inn has recently been refurbished and although Sarah and I had been before, it was many years ago – even before the children were born!

The decor, food and service were excellent and we would certainly look to return again.

Brian and Judith’s Wedding – 11 April 2015

Brian and Judith’s wedding took place on a sunny Saturday at our local church and was followed by a reception at the Berkshire College of Agriculture.