Where to start? Well not at the beginning I'm afraid as the photos have got a bit jumbled but here is what we've been up to in no particular order!!!
Dave and I have been living in London over the summer and with little work to distract us we have made full use of what the Big Smoke has to offer - and elsewhere.
This is us on a walking tour of the Holborn area - this is an old pub that was frequented by many royals over the centuries
We stopped by the Old Curiosity Shop but Charles was out - boo
We took advantage of the Boris bikes and cycled through Regents Park
This is us in Oxford with Dave's mate Angus - punting up the river
We visited Croperdy folk festival to see Dave's old Samba band play
and popped up to Rugby to Dave's friend Sarah's wedding
Dave and his dad Terry took in some jazz when they were over from NZ
We went to see Priscilla with Toni and Terry - fabulous darling
...and high tea my dear
And Dave went to Nottinghill Carnival
Then there was La Wedding! My bestest mate Katie marrying her beau in Majorca
Pre-wedding jitters were calmed by a bit of champers!
...'don't leave me out!'
The boys managed their nerves with another tipple
For some reason the friends took refuge in vegetables ;)
'Oh darling what strange friends we have'
Kate with her baby - Maddie. Maddie's first high chair experience
Susie with one of her girls
This was how we were transported to the beach where the wedding was - not too shabby hey!?
One of the other boats
The wedding - there was laughter.....
lots of tears! I didn't catch Kate crying on camera but she was the worst of the lot of us!
And singing - it was amazing
Then we flew down to the Costa del Sol to stay with Dave's aunt and uncle - this is us at the mud baths
Then soaking in the sulphur mineral stream
On Bolonia beach
Then a day in Seville before the flight home
Lots of tapas
Then this last weekend we have been up to Newcastle to another wedding, my friend Helen. At the most amazing castle and the best weather of the year.
Lovely autumnal leaves and dappled sunshine and my friend Kate and her daughter
The bride and groom
Father of the bride
...and rounded off by the most delicious meal with merriment, dancing and laughter abundant - fab
... and we even managed to take in Durham cathederal
and the Scarborough coast on the way home :)
Phew - well there has been so much more so sorry if there is something I missed but it has been one amazing, fun packed few months. Thanks for making it great for us xxxxx