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Our Meghan Moment

It’s full swing wedding prep here the marquee has been set up, cakes in the process of been decorated & all the aussies have arrived.

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Yesterday Sally, Alison & I snuck off to Windsor for the day, a little shopping and a visit to castle where we stood at the alter of St George’s Chapel having our Meghan moment.

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Purshall Hall Days

Our days are fast disappearing, the next wave of Aussies arrive today the house is fast filling up. We’ve kept busy Fudge must have taught Floss all her tricks cause Floss hassles me to take her for walks so we know the drive very well I can have up to 4 dogs with me. There’s been cakes, lots of cakes this week, we’re currently at Webb’s for the market (were certainly not having a coffee & breakfast we are working hard. I helped with shearing for a few hours, went to Market in Ludlow with some cows yesterday which was interesting. Sally took mum & me on road trip down to Somerset during the week which was nice we stopped in at Dunster Castle which was a great place. We also stopped at the Bridgewater Cemetery and finally found the grave of my great great grandma. It’s wedding week so it’s all hands on deck, I’ve been busy stealing I mean deheading Heathers lovely roses for confetti.

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Ghost in the night

We eventually arrived in Birmingham only 8 hours late Wednesday night and put straight to work.

Last night we had a little thunderstorm in the night. I woke up when it started to rain to shut the window but I laid awake listening for a little while when I hear footsteps, my first thought was it’s the ghost walking round. Huddled up against the wall thinking please don’t come in our room when I hear panting & something touch my bed, Flossy the dog doesn’t like thunder so she let herself in and decided ild save her.

Today was delivery day feels like we’ve been round & round in circles dropping cakes at various farm shops. The one in the picture is Bloomfield’s.

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Loved Split think I’ll stay just a little bit longer

Well at least for the next 4.5hrs..... turns out red planes do not fly faster, they do not fly at all. After spending nearly 2.5 hours sitting on the tarmac cause our brand new plane had problems with its flaps they decided it was a lost cause & ushered us off but I did make sure I got my free crisps & drink first. We are now sitting round waiting for a plane from Leeds to come and get us. I’m working on better to be safe than sorry & just thankful we don’t have connecting flights however I think I’ll be sick of this view shortly...

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Should mention it’s probably not a bad thing to be grounded with out luck today our airport transfer (guy managing our apartment) forgot to turn his lights off in his car....he had to push start the car.....

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Lunch with Friends

This has been our Split breakfast spot often grabbing a pastry on the run or taking time to sit on the edge of the harbour.

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Before the crowds could appear we took a look at the cathedral, crypt & temple of Jupiter, all interesting places. As we still had time we snuck down and explored the basement of the Palace and marvelled at what was. We were lucky to catch some of the singers in the vestibule, the were fantastic a bit like acapella.

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We had arranged a tour to Omis with a traditional meal cooked under a bell and were lucky to score our tour guide from our night walk plus another one learning the ropes for that tour, they were great so lunch felt like you were dining with old friends, Omis was a pretty little town few mountains, a river & even a beach. We travelled into the mountains where we went to a Croatian couples home, the had home made prosciutto with cheese & bread for starters. We sampled some hazelnut liquor which was strong, I also tried some of there red wine with lunch it was good. Funny as your driving through the mountains they use every bit of fertile land there’s rocks never mind we can still fit some grape vines between them. However the best part was the main meal veal & potatoes, veal was perfect with a slight crunch on one side and the spuds to die for, they got a little offended when the four of didn’t eat it all. We were also treated to some of there cherries for dessert, let’s just say we rolled onto the bus.

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If you want me I’ve moved my treehouse with air conditioning to Split where I think I’ll stay and live off red wine, pizza, fresh bread, cheese, shrimp risotto, pizza & gelato, however I think England might be calling maybe I best catch that plane tomorrow....

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