Sunday, 1 June 2014

It's June - that means Race for Life again!

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Race for Life - last year.

Can you believe it's June already? That means less than two weeks to go to the RACE FOR LIFE  at Trentham. It will once again be a sea of pink with tutus and rabbit ears galore as hundreds of women are cheered on by their supporters to walk/jog/run 5k in return for donations to Cancer Research.
Everyone of them will have a different story of how cancer has touch their lives and the lives of their loved ones. It's a very worthwhile cause - to get more research funded so that we can get rid of this terrible disease in all its forms.
This time it will be Tracy, Janet and myself -  joined by my lovely sister-in-law, Sharon.
So if you can spare a pound or two - please consider sponsoring us - here is the link:

Thank-you so much!

Welcome to the world Ellie-Rose!
The highlight of the last week was meeting Ellie-Rose - the new daughter of our friends Heidi and Si. We'd seen her on Skype - but it was so lovely to see her in real life last week.

Having a snooze with Uncle N :-)

She is gorgeous! Very well-behaved too. She slept quite happily in Nathan's arms for a while, hardly cried at all! 

I am very happy to see that she is already reading the classics of children's literature - her proud parents posted a photo of her reading "Each Peach, Pear, Plum" already. Good work Si and Hide!! We look forward to seeing more of you all very soon!

Had a nice Saturday afternoon/evening in Congleton - also known as Beartown. I think this stems from a story about the town losing its resident dancing bear - just before the town's carnival festivities, so they used the money that had been put aside for a bible to buy a new one!

We went over there to visit our friend Pete, along with a couple of others (Hi,  Jo and Mawb!) and Laura too we had a walk around town and sampled a few of the hostelries and their ales.

This example of the famous bear was in the Beartown Tap. It was really nice in there with a bookcase full of books to peruse and a stack of board games.

How about some Handel's Water Music?
Also another pub we visited, Ye Olde White Lion, which had a piano in the Ladies toilets. Not sure why - but you can tickle the ivories if there's a queue!

It also has a huge beer garden and as it was such a gorgeous day we decided to sit outside.

Sunday has been another hot day, so at last we got some use out of the sun loungers that Nathan's parents got for us last week.

I can confirm that they are pretty comfy and quite conducive to an afternoon nap!
Waiting for the sun.....

Laura and Pete in a bank vault!

1 comment:

  1. I'll be rooting for you all during the Race for Life, Berni! The Bear Town Tap used to have a fab poetry open mic in the room upstairs. One of the first places I found poets...