Monday, September 24, 2007

...whitby fish and chips

Phil and I have just returned from a long overdue trip to Whitby. We had a really wonderful weekend with Jean. Whitby is just one of those really special places for so many reasons. I love going for long walks on the beach listening to all the stories of Phil's childhood and wandering through the cobbled streets picking up quirky bargains. But best of all is when we get the chance to go out for tea to Trenchers (Whitby's famous fish and chip restaurant) followed by a walk along the peer.

Sunday at Whitby Evangelical Church was followed by a lovely lunch at the McGowan's. Thank you for a great afternoon, we always love spending time with your family.

Now we're home and back to the real world and work. Lets hope its a stress free week!

Friday, September 21, 2007

... gardening

Just a quick message to say I'm still here, I'm just too lazy to write and too tired. Anyway, we have had a great few weekends in the garden cutting the hedge and power hosing the decking.

Last weekend we were in Belfast for the weekend, Phil had a stag weekend and I had a girlie weekend. I had so much fun catching up with my mum and dad and friends. I don't think I've had a weekend on my own in N.Iron since I got married so it was really special (I missed Phil a little!).

I had some mum and daughter time on sat morning which was fab, although I was a little tired after chatting to Sarah into the wee hours of the morning (but it was worth it). Then in the afternoon Jenny picked me up and we went to see our friend Carole and her very precious little twin boys. It was so wonderful to meet Andrew and Stephen who are very cute and small, they actually made me sad to not live closer!!

Me and Stephen

Carole and Andrew

Family Grattan (Simon, Carole, Andrew and Stephen)

Sat night I spent some time with Stephen and Kate, it was great to see their house finally and to eat all their sorbet! Sarah and John were also there, just like the old times, sort of!! :)

So as you can see I had a fab weekend without Phil, although I wouldn't like to do it too often, it was lovely to be able to see all my girlie's without worrying if Phil was bored.

Work is just mad busy at the moment which is part of the reason for lack of blogs as I'm so tired I can't face looking at the computer again, but I'm really enjoying work which is great and project is fab!

Of to Whitby this weekend for some fish and chips at Trenches, can't wait :)