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Easter at Haigh Woodland Park

What a lovely Easter weekend, finished off with a visit to Haigh Woodland Park. Check it out here:



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Newton-le-Willows Heritage Trail Grand Opening


Exciting Few Days

OK, so just a little diary entry today as over the last few days we have had some lovely and exciting news come our way.

Firstly my fab work friend told me she was expecting another baby… I couldn’t be more thrilled for her. I am not particularly a baby person myself, but oh to revel in the joy of someone else’s good news is, in itself joyous.

Also I went to my 3rd Viaduct Violets (Women’s Institute) meeting and we had SUCH a good night. There was a talk from the Mayoress of St Helens about the history of the WI, which was just inspiring.

Then we had a talk from a guy that owns his own chocolate shop in Tarpoley. He told us about the history of chocolate and demonstrated how to make chocolate hedgehogs!

At the WI today we watched these little guys get made. ??

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We had a brilliantly funny night and we even had a group photo taken!


Can you spot me?

But the most exciting news we have had is that our most lovely friend Miss Elizabeth Fox is coming to the UK in June/July for a holiday and *drum roll* is coming to see us!!! I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and as Alabama and Newton-le-Willows aren’t exactly around the corner from each other, we don’t get to see each other as often as we would like.

In fact, in the last 10 years or so, we have only seen her 3 times in person. The last time was in 2015 when she came as part of her France trip, we had a fab time:

Hurry up June!!

James & M in 2014

But to take it back to the start of the week, the first amazing thing that happened  was that one of our other American friends James turned 50 and so in the middle of an ordinary Monday afternoon M got to call his friend in Alabama and wish him a Happy Birthday. Isn’t technology wonderful.

So all in all it was an happy few days.

G x


Meeting Premiership Footballers


Trying Golf | this girl can

So I have been poorly this weekend, so didn’t have a video. But I was looking through some old footage and came across this golfing expedition we went on over a year ago! Such a fab day, but not sure I’d ever make a top golfer!!