the top of the tower!

We had a lovely visit from Brent this past weekend – I enjoyed it very much.

It was a bit of a late arrival for him on Friday night but we were still up and out of the house by 10am Saturday to get ourselves to Chester.  After a potter around, we went to the cathedral for a tour up the tower.  It was really well organised and offered great views of the city.  There was also some information given about the history of the tower and the bell ringing which really interested Brent.  Afterwards, we wandered into the main hall of the cathedral.  There happened to be a rehearsal for a performance that evening involving an orchestra and singer.  It was quite a nice surprise to be able to sit and listen to that for a while working up an appetite for lunch.  After lunch in the refectory, we did some shopping and walked back to the car through the Roman gardens and along the river.

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On Sunday we headed to Raby for a walk around there and Thornton Hough.  It was a bit muddy in parts but we were equipped for that.  After a drink at the Wheatshef, we headed home.  I made an apple based meal that the evening including apple and parsnip soup, apple and pork pie and apple crumb cake.  The cake was topped with a candle exclaiming Brent’s pending change of age in a few weeks’ time…

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My camera prize from the Cheshire Life photography competition that I won arrived on Saturday too. This was quite fortuitous as Brent decided that he would like to buy the camera off me to enable him to take some better pictures – I hope he likes using a nice camera as much as I do.

Back to work and another trip to the Cheltenham office this week and some other meetings which I’m actually looking forward to.