28 January 2008

This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef ...

... We met Pip and Squeak yesterday when we went to H&R's for lunch (roast beef - she's such a good cook! All that pretending to be Delia Smith as a child paid dividends). That's Rob giving Squeak (I think) a good scratch! Haven't they grown ... (Do enlarge the second photo in particular!)

We were at my cousin's daughter's wedding on Saturday at this venue. The ceremony was conducted in the tiny Island Church which is lit by candlelight alone. The bride and groom (ex Somerset) both live in Australia now and are doctors. It would have been interesting to call out 'is there a doctor in the house?' as there were in fact SEVENTEEN in attendance! The majority of the guests stayed overnight, us included, and then after a hearty breakfast we wandered slowly on to Bradford on Avon for our lovely lunch.

The weekend was rounded off nicely with me suddenly sneezing and ending up with one of the worst colds I've had for years, aching limbs and red eyes. Not a pretty sight, so I've temporarily 'taken to my bed' with a hottie and a book which I've managed to read in between snoozes! I knew it would get me in the end. I've been staving it off for a couple of weeks!

However, it was great to get home, check my emails and find that I had won Lucy Bloom's Pink and Green Giveaway. Thank you so much Lucy, it was a lovely surprise!

Have a good week, everyone. I'll be back with a vengeance as soon as I'm fit and able!


OhSoVintage said...

That second photo is so sweet, their snouts aren't quite touching. What a wonderful weekend you have had in such grand surroundings. Sorry to hear you have a cold, hope you'll be feeling better very soon. Just enjoy the rest!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
You do sound poorly - I hope you feel much better very soon. Congratulations on winning Lucy's giveaway - lucky you! Hope it arriving in the post will be something to cheer you up.

The piggies are gorgeous - such a cheeky look in the eyes of one of them!

The wedding venue looks stunning - it must have been a wonderful day.

Take care,
Niki x

Pear tree cottage! said...

so great Sue to catch up with you again after such a long time. I enjoyed the photos as well as catching all the going ons in your past posts.

take care nd get better soon.
Lee-ann - Australia

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hello Sue
Sorry that you have succumbed to one of the many bugs that are going around this winter...get well v soon.
The wedding must have been a wonderful event in this setting. I went to Orchardleigh many years ago with my mother to a huge house and contents auction. The house and estate were being sold in their entirety..it was a wonderful day and so many treasures to see. Fabulous place.

Now back to bed with you and stop blogging!!!

the homely year said...

Pip and Squeak look very well and your weekend sounds lovely. But you sound not so good...hope you're cold's soon better.
Margaret and Noreen

Curlew Country said...

What a fairytale venue Sue, how fantastic. Keep downing the lemsips and hopefully you'll be bakc on form soon.
Gloucester old spots are so sweet!

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sue, those piggies are just the cutest things, Babe is one of my favourite films. What fantastic setting for a wedding, did you sleep in one of those grand rooms? Your giveaway package is on it's way, hope you are better now!
best wishes,
Lucy x

anne bebbington said...

What a fabulous venue for a wedding - Somerset is such an intriguing county - I'm constantly surprised by new places to discover - thanks for sharing, although I can't imagine in a million years having the dosh to marry off any of my three in the future there, well not without a lottery win anyway :o)))

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Aaaawwwww...such cute little piggies!

Congratulations on winning the pretty pink and green giveaway prize.

Kimberly :)

Ex-Shammickite said...

I hope you're feeling better by now, a couple of days in bed with a hottie can work wonders..... oh.... NOT that kind of hottie??? Oh sorry I misunderstood! hehehehe.