We are home...
There will be more about places we visited during our Silver Wedding week away in future posts but for the time being here is a taster…
Just arrived at Daughter-who-takes-photos and Friend-and-son-in-law-who-loves-otters. (Who is that with a cup of tea in her hand already?)
Always happy when out in the countryside.
And always with a camera.
Our Silver Wedding meal - Create the joys of today, the memories of yesterday and the hopes of tomorrow.
The smooth piece of tiger iron was a gift from Partner-who-loves-tea to me, the candle holder was from Daughter-who-takes-photos and Friend-and-son-in-law-who-loves-otters, the dogs are Lady and Boy (about whom more in a future post), and the glass of prosecco was compliments of the landlord of the Portway Inn where were dining and stayed for two nights.
We can thoroughly recommend the Portway Inn – a 16th century coaching inn near Staunton on Wye - in the beautiful Wye valley and only a few miles from Hay on Wye, bookshop capital of the world.
Outcast Books where the owner was retiring and had closed down the shop but kindly let us in. Jo bought about 30 books and I bought a mere four (how is that for self-control). All together during the week I only bought ten books Jo bought about forty five!
The Portway Inn's welcoming porchway.
Steak and kidney pie for me…
Salmon in an oatmeal crust for P-w-l-t.
I haven’t yet asked P-w-l-t’s permission to post this photo of her - I could be in trouble! But since she’s still attractive after 25 years I'm not sure she can object.
Jo's present - amber in silver.
And a joint one - green calcite crystal.
Making tea on arrival – the most important job!
The view from our bedroom over the misty orchard.
A horse’s skull beneath the bar floor.
And the reason for it! (Click on the picture to enlarge)
When we got home we were greeted not just by the usual postcards but also by a another silver wedding card or two and a present from Sweden.… And just in case I forget my place!