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And like that your home again

The last week in England disappeared in the blink of an eye.

Annabel & Andrew were married on Saturday 16 June in a beautiful day (the weather wasn’t always so beautiful but the rain held off until we were all tucked away in the marquee). Us aussies wore our keep calm it’s the aussies shirts the Friday before causing numerous laughs.

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With the wedding out of the way we took time to explore nearby which included returning to Jinny Ring for a look and the chance to explore nearby Hanbury Hall.

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A trip to the UK is not complete without a trip to the Cotswolds and a cream tea in Broadway but to mix it up we took a look at Sudeley Castle.

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And that’s a wrap from this trip, time to plan new adventures

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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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The Big Purshall Hall Bash

A marquee was put up in the garden early on in the week, a bit of last minute gardening was done Friday, cakes baked & decorated, food let's just say sorted, the weather decided to fine up in time for us to celebrate Annabel's 21st & Heather & Barbs 60th birthdays with a party on Saturday night (ignore the little shower on the night it didn't dampen anyone's spirits). It was a great night.

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Life at Purshall Hall

We ended our Who Do You Think You are with a trip to the Crediton church & how lucky where we it was open due to a flower show. We skirted the edge of the Exmoor & picnicked in Whatchet before returning to Purshall Hall.

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It's been a quiet but relaxing week smoko runs to the field while sillaging, cake assisting, cake delivering, shopping, trips to Maccas to use the wifi, walks with my 4 four legged friends, I've even helped with some sheep work.

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Delightful Devon

We arrived at Purshall Hall (England) yesterday, Fudge (the dog) is glad to have me back.

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So this morning the five of us (Heather, Barb, Rob, Mum & me) piled into Heathers car & headed towards Devon on a family history tour. First stop was to Bridgewater Cemetery looking for the grave of my great great grandma Evaleen Roach. Unfortunetly the grave yard was very unkept, we looked but couldn't find the grave. We revisited the Uplowman Church to view the graves of the Chave relatives.

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We managed to find the right road this time to see the home of my great grandma Beta Roach, Sellake. We were extremely lucky the young guy whose family live there & are restoring it showed us around, inside & out. An amazing place you can imagine how it looked in the past.

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Of course we just happened to be going past Bickleigh at lunch time so of course we had to stop in for cream tea.

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Next stop on our tour was Blackawton church, where we found some graves of the Came relatives amongst the sheep keeping the grass down.

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We drove through Streete in search of the house of Richard Came.

And then the sea came into view!!! So we just had to pull in to Blackpool Sands, I was brave enough for a quick paddle it was cold but nice. Unfortunetly what I thought at first view was sand turned out to be pebbles, a little hard to cross but feel I got a good workout & worked off lunch.

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We rounded out our day with fish & chips by the seaside in Dartmouth.

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