We were down in Gosport last weekend. It was lovely to see Ann & Brian on Friday and a shame that we couldn't stay longer. Thanks for the (early) birthday present, the Winter Tonic and the seeds and we hope you have a chance to come up and stay with us soon. We really should try the yoga lessons over Skype! We also hope you enjoyed your weekend in Cardiff (and Happy Birthday to Brian on the Saturday).
It was also fun to see Jambo (and Mr J-P) on Friday night - it's a shame Jambo can't read texts as I'm sure she would have realised Ray and I were in The Old Ship, whereas she and Mr J-P were in the Bun Penny! This was soon resolved and I enjoyed the odd pint or three of Type 42. Cathy also enjoyed meeting up with the 'Littlewood's Coven' in the Castle Tavern to celebrate Nora's birthday.
On Saturday we had breakfast at the Bayside Cabin on Stokes Bay and then had a walk along the Bay up to Gilkicker Point; we were interested to see how the new apartments were progressing. But apart from cutting down a few trees and bushes very little had changed. Then we popped over to Denvilles to meet up with Jane & Ron, the new (and proud) grandparents of Jasmine. She is a lovely baby and very much at home with Grandma and Grandad.
Heading back to Gosport it was a quick change and off to Gunwharf for something to eat. We thought the Marshman's should try 'something spicy' so we ended up in Wagamama - hopefully it didn't upset their constitution too much! Heading back to the ferry we bumped into Paul Fudge, good to see him looking so well and happy.
Early on Sunday morning Ray headed off early for his first TT of the year and after breakfast we headed off to pick up Chris (and all his stuff) to stay with us for a couple of weeks until he joins the Army. It was a good job I booked an estate hire car as he had more stuff then I remembered! On the way out we stopped off at J-P Towers to see Jambo (plus Chris & Michelle) for a welcome cup of tea and chat before hitting the road North.
It was a very quick and busy but fun-filled weekend and we'll be heading back later this year for birthday & wedding celebrations, plus hopefully a spin around the New Forest in the Rattler. Thanks again Ray & Julie for putting up with us and we look forward to meeting up with all our south coast friends again soon.
|Stokes Bay - chilly but relaxing walk|
|'Something Spicy' for the weekend!?|
|I'm NOT eating that!!|
|Ray or a Basking Shark?|
|Tall Ship Challenge yachts at Gunwharf Quays|
|Spinnaker Tower at night|
|The tongue is out!|
|Deep in conversation - must be about cycling|
|There's that tongue again!|