Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018
Showing posts with label Charlecote Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charlecote Park. Show all posts

Monday, 7 November 2016

This ‘n That

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Last weekend passed quickly. Don’t they all!

Wythenshawe Park was being used for bonfire night celebrations, so their parkrun was off. Not to be deprived of our Saturday morning fix, a number of regulars went on tour to Delamere, where the gently undulating 5 km course includes a scenic long loop around Blakemere Moss.

Very enjoyable, with a good, but rather expensive, café afterwards.

Thanks for the jolly welcome from the run director, the lift from Andy W, the photo from Frank, etc. What a jolly bunch…

The picture below shows ‘Syd’ poised to fly past Jan Williams in the finishing straight. Magic!

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On Sunday, Sue and I paid a visit to the National Trust property at Charlecote Park. We had a quick look around before enjoying a latte.

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The lilac flower below was in full bloom, but nobody could identify it for us.

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We chatted with a gardener for a while, but it was a cool day and he needed to stay active to keep warm, unlike the dog loving musician.

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Then we went to my Aunt Jackie’s 80th birthday party. A very jolly affair hosted with style, and accompanied by some suitable anecdotes related by Jackie and her three sons.

Others took pictures, so (not wanting to be intrusive) mine are just two random shots that provide a flavour of the occasion. It was great to see everyone looking happy and well.

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Then we went home, calling on Sue’s mum and dad en route – thanks for the tea and cake, which was all we needed.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Saturday 20 August 2011 – A Family Picnic at Charlecote Park

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After last year’s successful visit to Charlecote Park, attended by 52 members of Sue’s family, by popular demand the usual biennial arrangement was scrapped and another visit was arranged for this year.  Whilst a few couldn’t make it, for understandable reasons such as essential harvesting on Bec and Charlie’s farm, 32 assorted family members and hangers on did enjoy an increasingly sunny afternoon in the park.

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Sue and I wandered around the house before others arrived.  It’s an interesting place.  Here’s a window from inside the Great Hall.

A window in the C16 house

We enjoyed a sumptuous picnic and an assortment of ball games, before the arrival of a large herd of Fallow Deer, following which we were asked to desist our noisy game of rounders as “it may frighten the deer and stop them coming to this part of the grounds”.

They looked happy enough to me…

Fallow deer in the grounds of Charlecote Park

Anyway, the deer couldn’t put a stop to a family photo.

A family snap

There’s a slide show that has been sent to family members – let us know if you want that particular link.

We first went to Charlecote in 2008, after various other biennial venues in earlier years.  Charlecote seems to be in a satisfactorily central position and is ideal for picnicking and (subject to the deer) ball and other games.

Thanks everyone for coming, and we hope to see you all again next year.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Saturday 21 August 2010 - A Family Day Out

A family group

Here they are, 52 members of Sue’s family at Charlecote Park.

The rain held off, just about, and everyone seemed to enjoy a great day out.  It’s an ideal venue for a ‘mass picnic’ on the old cricket field.

Sue took lots of photos which she will set about processing and distributing to family members once I’m off the computer.

A link to a Picasa album should follow at some point.  The family tree will also be updated, though some of this may by-pass the blogosphere for reasons of privacy.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Charlecote Park

Yesterday we enjoyed a picnic at Charlecote Park with nearly 50 members of Sue's family.
A lovely occasion.

Sue now has the job of compiling her family tree.

The family photos will be displayed elsewhere, but here are some photos of Charlecote from our recce on 15 June, and as you can see from the image below, the flower beds have filled out since then!


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