.. refusing to move. Naturally, we walked on and she eventually conceded defeat.) But against all odds she loved climbing up and down the mountainside! Go figure.
Going down we still had to help out with some of the big steps, since they were carved out the actual rockface, but going up the other side was a joy. She also pointed out all the places the gnomes live, so we learned something too.
We were all pretty ...
... roars of laughter. Then Aarons nan yelled, 'what you all laughing at, I'm not tight.' (tight as I learnt last night means drunk). As we continued our short walk, Aarons parents passed us in the car. on cue, Aarons nan said 'why didn't we get a lift?' the grandchildren broke into tears of laughter again.
all in all, great night with the Jones family. probably the last meal together till we return home next xmas.
... my stress levels have a reached a new high. Aaron has found out that he needs site visits for him to complete his course. With both of us unemployed now and have 5 days till D day, plan b is looking more likely. (yes I always have a plan b)
So me being organised I have already been looking up the cost of flights back from new Zealand. The one thing I want to achieve on this trip was to become more relaxed like ...
... the way to Leominster and Ledbury. Ludlow Castle was the stronghold of Richard, Duke of York during the War of the Roses against the Lancasters led by King Henry VI. Richard was killed at the Battle of Townton in 1460, and his head was dipped in tar and stuck on an entrance to York City, but soon after, his son Edward overthrew the king and declared himself King Edward IV. Here endeth today's history ...
... Mrs. The outstanding photos taken at the photo booth. The excitement finding out that we had bought too much champagne. Sam braving the sparklers without wearing gloves. Invasion of dogs and chickens into the venue. All the lovely comments that the wedding was so relaxed and fun compared to normal weddings.
So as you can tell just a great night enjoyed by everyone.