That said, we have had a wonderful time, visiting family and friends here in the UK. Having a surprise Christmas Day at the beginning of November (I am sure Sandie, Steve, Reece and Kayleigh were the first family to have the tree and dec's up in the country).....What a lovely thought it was!
|Suzie and Sandie showing off their skills|
at dressing a tree
|Not the one I saw, it moved too quickly|
|A very happy wife playing in the water|
|Fantastic time with two lovely friends, thank you both.|
Suzie's daughter Sandie and her hubby Steve came out to see us and took part in "come dine with me" Cyprus style......personally I think it was a fix and a waste of time and a rubbish idea.....(nothing to do with Suzie winning, Sandie and Steve in joint second and me coming last tho....honest). All votes were cast in secret and it was great fun.
A big thank you to Sandie for coming out and looking after Mum and thank you Steve for organising it. It would appear that they got a part time job whilst on their own!
|Didn't know you could get a booster seat for driving a bus?|
|Brian and I...just like the old days|
|Look at the size of these|
|Some are very comical|
|Suzie and I in our later years|
Some of them are grotesque – others playful and charming. Some of these can cost up to a million Euro's to make, all are stunning to see.....It's 4 day's of Parades, marching bands and fireworks all day and night and then they set fire to them......bizarre I know, but hey, a great time and go if you get the chance.
|Myself, Doreen, Suzie and Tony...|
Thank you both. x
Since the last blog having gone from Barby-Buckinghamshire-Wiltshire-Southampton-Gatwick-Cyprus-Dubai-Australia-Dubai-Cyprus-Gatwick-Southampton-Wiltshire-Gatwick-Alicante-Valencia-Alicante-Gatwick and back to Barby (plus loads of places inbetween).....we have done a total of 21, 237 miles PHEW!
The boat tho has actually done 4 miles this gives a grand total of 496 miles 100 yards, 262 locks and 9 tunnels (tunnels over a 1000 yards only).