A quick catch up
10/04/2014 § 6 Comments
there’s lots going on at the moment with celebrations and concerns in equal measure!
Let’s celebrate first with a week in Cornwall ::
It’s our 30th wedding anniversary on 14th April and we’ve decided to spend the whole month of April enjoying trips and jaunts around and about. We gasped as we caught our first glimpse of Porthleven harbour – still no boats. Earlier in the year, winter storms smashed the huge wooden baulks leaving boats unprotected in the inner harbour. Ten sank in the storm and the remaining fishing fleet and pleasure boats were still on land, up on their chocks in the boatyard and harbourside. Hopefully by now, they’re all bobbing about in the harbour enjoying some Spring sunshine.
The Napoleonic cannon still on the edge of the seawall since the waves moved it.
Then Cardiff for a few days …
A wonderful couple of days in Cardiff, at the St David’s Hotel overlooking Cardiff Bay. We boat tripped up the river, instead of catching a bus into the city centre. I shopped till I dropped and we had an amazing time!
We had decided not to buy each other anniversary presents, but to wait until something grabbed both of us. The art deco Smiths clock did! We loved it as soon as we saw it, high up on a shelf in a new vintage shop in Wellfield Road, Cardiff. Now it has pride of place on our mantlepiece, to commemorate our 30 years of marriage.
I then tripped off to Wales, to see Dad – the boys in tow!
Now we’ve an anniversary meal with all 3 of our children to look forward to this weekend and I’m planning a few surprises so will maybe share with you next week, after I’ve surprised them!
I’ve quilt commissions and fairs to plan for but, like a huge dark cloud over 28th April, my wonderful husband is having yet another major operation. Let’s hope the cloud of concern is quickly replaced by a silver lining and lightning recovery.