"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Wedding bells are gonna chime – the big day – wedding of the year!

Posted on November 17, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The bride-to-be and her mom stayed in accommodation at the chapel, with the bridesmaids joining them in the morning. We were all taxied to the chapel, a beautiful 14th century chapel, surrounded by magnificent gardens. The perfect setting for what proved to be a beautiful day.  Did I cry when I saw my niece? […]

Wedding bells are gonna chime #4 – the big day – time to walk the talk!

Posted on November 14, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The big day arrived, and saw me up early so as to get myself ready to do some photos of the groom and his best men heading off for breakfast, opening some special gifts his bride-to-be had left for him; as well as getting themselves suitably attired.   The daughter of the maid-of-honour came to […]

Wedding bells are gonna chime #3 – stuff getting real now!

Posted on November 9, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Then came the dressing up of the venue the day before the big day. My niece had everything planned in her head right down to colouring books for the kiddies! She oversaw the work team made up of myself, her mom and some friends. The hilarity from the hen-do continued and we had a […]

Wedding bells are gonna chime #2 – girl stuff; fun times.

Posted on November 4, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The hen-do was a few days before her wedding and what fun it was! My sister dressed her daughter up, curlers and all and she looked amazing!   We all wore the ‘dress-up’ paraphernalia that one does with a hen-do, and paraded the bride-to-be through the streets of the quaint seaside village where she […]

Wedding bells are gonna chime #1 – free time.

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Sioux under General

  My niece was getting married so I headed to Broadstairs a few days before the big day. With some time to myself I whiled away the hours with a walkabout along the coast. The day was misty and windy but a fab day for a coastal walk.  The area is really so pretty but […]

Chill out & catch up #2 – Mansions, mutts and meals!

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Sioux under General

  It was raining when I awoke, the house silent as the residents had headed off to work. After a totally lazy morning, I headed out once the rain stopped. My destination was Hampstead Heath and a large manor house in the area.  Hampstead Heath was first mentioned in history books as far back as […]

Chill out & catch up #1 – I love to go awanderin’

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Sioux under General

  My 3-week assignment was over, and it was time for a break again. I was in touch with an ex-boss from SA, and he had invited to spend some time at his north London home. We hadn’t seen each other for over 16 years, so had loads of catching up to do. His home […]

New places, new faces, new fun #2 – walk about.

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Sioux under General

  A walk in a different direction on a different day took me to a park known as The Old Courthouse Recreation Grounds and is noted as one of Barnet’s ‘Premier Parks’. There are six free-to-play tennis courts, a bowling green with a pavilion, a children’s playground, a café and car park. It has formal […]

New places, new faces, new fun #1 – settling in & exploring.

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Sioux under General

  The area I was working in is called Chipping Barnet or High Barnet, a market town in built around a 12th-century settlement, and is one of the highest-lying urban settlements in London, with the town centre having an elevation of about 130m. In 1199, a charter was obtained from the king to establish a market at Barnet. Thus […]

Sights and sounds of the big city #2 – the wheels on the bus go round & round!

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Due to our limited time in London, I had prebooked a hop on hop off bus tour to enable us to get about quickly. With the weather as it was, I was glad of the bus ride! Once we had finished breakfast, we made our way to Buckingham Palace knowing that come rain or […]





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