Monday, 1 April 2013

HELLO Monday

I've not played along with this one before but have seen so many people doing it on their blogs and enjoyed them that I thought I'd try and play along today too.

HELLO to two weeks of school holidays.

HELLO to not having to get up at 6am each morning.

HELLO to adjusting to the clocks having gone forward.

HELLO to trying to be more conscious of taking photos this week.

HELLO to trying to start eating more healthily and to doing some exercise.

HELLO to a trip to The O2 tomorrow (Tuesday), taking Emily and her friend to see One Direction.

HELLO to a return visit to the Dr on Wednesday to get the rest of my blood test results.

HELLO to spending time with Claire and the girls on Wednesday.

HELLO to a quieter day on Thursday (?)

HELLO to catching up with a good friend over coffee on Friday.

HELLO to (hopefully) making a start on decorating what will be Norma's room over the weekend, ready for her arrival in three weeks time :)


Deb and Carrie come for lunch

On Friday Deb and Carrie (who were here from Arizona) came down to East Grinstead to visit us and have lunch. Claire and Carrie have got to "know" each other through blogs and Facebook and I know Claire was really excited to get to meet both Carrie and Deb in person. Emily knows them through their blogs and also from hearing us talk about them. So, great excitement when Friday finally arrived!
Deb and me
Deb had mentioned before that she liked the look of our town so after Emily and I picked them up from the station we headed into town for a quick sight seeing trip. Our town isn't that big ;) and with the weather as cold as it was, we weren't going to be out for long.
 We walked through St Swithun's church yard where they were able to see the old graveyard and the tomb stones for the East Grinstead martyrs who were burnt at the stake in the market place.
 The High Street in East Grinstead is made up of Tudor properties (some of which can be seen in this photo) which are full of history. If I remember correctly, East Grinstead was the stopping point (about half way) for people travelling from London to the coast in times past.

Our little tour over and we headed to Claire's house and then back here for lunch.
 Our girls 
(Emily, Megan, Claire and Carrie)
 Alice took a shine to Carrie and came to be in the photo too
 Carrie, me and Deb
And one last one to finish (love that wink!)

The afternoon went way too quickly but was great fun. It felt like good friends coming over for lunch and not only the second time we'd met. What a pity we live so far apart but I certainly hope we'll meet again in person one day.