Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Busy Week

It has been a busy week. As I have my hospital treatment on a Thursday we could not celebrate Alan’s birthday on the day. So on Friday we went to Winchester. The glorious weather meant that we could get out and about. We had a walk around the town, lunch in Weatherspoons and a fabulous evening meal in the Hotel du Vin where we stayed. Having topped up with a full English breakfast on Saturday we took the bus to Whitchurch Silk Mill – still working and very interesting to see all the different stages of making silk fabric. After lunch we headed back to Winchester and went to the City Mill –now a National Trust property, had a walk along the River Test, and a tour around the Cathedral. I was fairly tired by now so I returned to the hotel and left Alan to visit The Great Hall and Round Table. Another excellent evening meal was enjoyed in the Old Vine where Alan also got some good local ale. On Sunday we returned home via Tunbridge Wells – not too much of a detour but I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see my darling Ethan (and his mum & dad). Having re-charged the batteries on Monday we headed over the Channel to France for the day on Tuesday. The vino had been pre-ordered which saved time and we enjoyed a good lunch in Le Blanc Nez Sangatte followed by a shop in Auchan for cheese and beer. So a few more targets met and Alan’s birthday celebrated.
Tomorrow is treatment day again – Thursdays come round very quickly.
Hope you all have a good Easter break and that the sun shines in  your world. Tess x

The blossom photos  at top of page were taken in Winchester.


  1. Hi Tess
    glad to hear you have had a good week, we were at Whitchurch silk mill a week ago when we did our Test walk- small world as they say.
    Enjoy Easter

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! Winchester is on my wish list.

    Janet xx

  3. Sounds like a fun time Tess. Hope you have a lovely Easter.
    Jen x

  4. What a great week you've had. Got that all in time just before the weather changed.
    Beryl xx