It has been a busy week with an awful lot of wining and dining, meeting friends and talking into the wee small hours. It's not every week that friends from Australia fly over to attend your wedding and you have to make the most of it.
Yesterday Lynne, Dave, Mike and me went off on a trip into the past, visiting The Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster. We got to ride on a proper chuff-chuff (steam train to the uninitiated). I forgot to take my camera (where is my brain?) so haven't got any pics. We got off the train at Highley and had a look around the museum before popping down to the Ship Inn for a bite to eat and a pint. (Like I said, a LOT of wining and dining).
After lunch we continued our journey to Bridgnorth. It was on this leg of our journey that it became quite clear why I am pleased Mike didn't make a speech on Tuesday.
Mike and Dave were chatting away. The following is a snippet:
Mike: Lorna is like a Rolex.......... perpetual.
Dave: Are you sure she's real and not an imitation?
Mike: Definitely real, she sweeps......... Boom, boom!!
Talking of Tuesday, I'm still grinning like a Cheshire Cat. I could talk about the day in minute detail and bore you all to tears, but that was then and this is now and we have new adventures to plan for. There is the festival in August and a trip to Australia to save for. Possibly next year, but definitely, 100% guaranteed by my big birthday in 2013. Which is of course exactly 2 years today!! (Mike said I can carry him in my hand luggage if necessary.)
We rounded off our day with a trip to an All You Can Eat Chinese Buffet, mmmmmmmmm double helpings and as many desserts as you like. A very enjoyable day!