Here I am in Britain. I have been here 5 days and am having a great time. So much diversity on such a small and green land. My cousin's daughter was married on Friday in a gorgeous unspoiled English church with large flower arrangements, with white hydrangea's, gladoli, and white roses. Rachel in pale ivory dressed raced her dad down the aisle accompanied by three lovely bridesmaids in burgundy dresses, Emily her sister recently returned from Australia, Laura her friend more used to riding horses than dressing up looked lovely all the same, and her young neice Gemma who tenderly held the hand of the little flower girl in a white dress with a red sash. We sang hymns to celebrate this occasion of a young couple coming together to declare their love and willingness to be in relationship together. The minister David talked about Love and MJ read the peice on love from Corinthians - all very touching.
Outside the sun shone as photos were taken then we all took off for the party at a beautiful old English hotel in the countryside. As I sipped on Cornish Champagne, well, sparkling wine I thought I was living the life it felt like a movie set. After the 'wedding breakfast' a delicous meal we danced until the small hours to a talented local band from Glastonbury. Us oldies crashed while the younger ones caroussed until late or should I say early.
Quick version of what I have been up to.
Life is moving ahead rapidly.After the wedding I had a quick trip to Bath and saw 10 of Diana's dresses - a little dissappointing I thought they's be more.
My brother in law picked me up at Edinburgh airport and whisked me to Princes Street Gardens where there was a specatcular music and firework display the grand finale to the International Edinburgh Festival.
Monday Des and I hiked along a wild stretch of coast - I felt all the cobwebs blow across the North Sea to far and away. On our return to the car park some poor car had a tree on its roof and it's glass windows shatterd on the tarmac. Did I say it was a windy day? Came home to delicous meal cooked by my nephew.
Yesterday I took 93 year old grandpa to a couple of delicious gardens, sequoia's, cedars and other oregon fir trees. I watched him eat - a lot!
Today I spent hanging out with my two delightful neices Sarah and Catriona. Guess what the sun was shining. It was a bluebird sky here in Edinburgh.
Now we want the baby to come on time. Watch this space for photos!