Sunday, 18 March 2012

St. Patrick's Day and UK's Mother's Day weekend with Jean and Trevor at the Bee Edge

This weekend has been really lovely as we had our first visitors staying with us and we were very excited and looked forward to Jean and Trevor arriving on Friday night. They left Manchester around 2:30pm and the traffic was a bit slow around Leeds,so it took them about 4.5hrs to get to the Bee Edge and they arrived with us just before seven. It was so lovely to welcome them in our new home and we again enjoyed spending time together and partly reliving our 3months together we spent last year. It was hard to believe that on this very same weekend we were sailing in the middle of Indian ocean, heading towards Egypt, spend St. Patrick's day celebrating in style with Phil and Ollie in their cabin and later on in The Rising Sun on great Arcadia and then on the 18th March we had to get up at 6am to dock in Safaga and got on the tour to Valley of the Kings. All this seemed like distant memories but it was fantastic to think about what we had done this time last year and share our memories again!

This weekend this year was not as exotic,but it was great and fantastic in other ways, especially we couls spend it with our friends in our new home and having friends visiting our new home is helping us make this house a real home as we can create some lovely memories and that is real treasure! We ordered specially nice and sunny weather for Trevor and Jean and we probably paid enough to someone up there because you could not wish for better weather. Blue sky and sun shine where there for us during the whole weekend and it allowed Trev and Jean and also us enjoy the beauty around us and appreciate again where we live. They both loved their sea view cabin and we really wanted to feel them very special like they were having a short holiday.

As the weather was so beautiful on Saturday we decided to go for a coastal walk from Coldingham Bay to St Abbs and St Abbs lighthouse. As we said to Trevor and Jean,just a short stroll around the coast. We were well prepared and had walking shoes,windproof jackets,binoculous and spirit to walk where the path takes us. It was a first time for Chris and me as well,so we did not know what to expect. We found our way just fine, it was a fantastic weather so we just enjoyed the scenery,sheep and lambs, lock (not ness) and the sea. We bumped into our farmer's Will wife Carol's cafe, which we knew was somewhere there but were not sure where it was. It was very hand as we were very hungry and it was Carol's 1st day opening.We had some lovely carrot&lentil soups and Jean had very tasty carrot cake. We also had a look in the art galery that is just next to the cafe,which had many lovely pictures so maybe we can visit it some time again! We finally got home around 4pm and were pleased to find that Pango, who we left out for very 1st time while we were actually gone from home, was waiting for us on the door step. Thanks to Chris' tracking device our short stroll was about 6.24miles long (just over 10km) and we all really felt it in our legs but felt great for it. Trevor and Jean did not know yet that we are not at the end with walking on that very fine St. Patrick's day!!!

We got ready to go out for dinner and set off just after 6pm and we were able to enjoy a beautifly pink sky while walking down the hill to the pub. Another 1.4miles later, just really 20minutes stroll, we arrived to the New Inn where we had a lovely meal and lovely evening in great company......we had to book a table as it really tends to be busy on Saturdays. The food was great there,just a bit slow,but we did not mind. A few hours and several pints of Stella later we were on the way back home,yes, another 1.4miles our total walking on the 17th March was about 9miles which is really just a small stroll :-) We watched some video of Vicky (Jean's and Trevor's baby girl) bunjee jumping and skydiving,which was great and really was giving me goose bumps....I surely admire her for doing it and it is great,but I am still not convinced, even though I said I would rather skydive than bunjee jump,however I rather not do either at this moment.

Very soon Sunday arrived and after leisurely morning we only had time for visiting our closest town Eyemouth where we had a good wander around, found a great viewing point monument which at the end happened to be someone's that was quite exciting,at least we did not get caught!! Soon there was time for a quick lunch in cafe/bar/restaurant was such a nice day that we ate outside and besides very annoying seagul who spitted on Trevor's had, we had once again an amazing time. Time had come and Trevor and Jean had to had back home,which was very sad and made us realise this is an end of such a nice weekend and how really fast it went. We hope we can see them soon again and some visit Manchester and admire their new house development which have been taking place in last few months. Thank you very much Jean and Trevor for coming it was so superb spending time with you and we are pleased you find some time in your busy lives and were our first guest! :-)

For us having Jean and Trev around this weekend also felt like being on holiday which was so lovely,just allowed us to see everything in bright colours and specially the sun shine just made everything even better. We are so pleased they came to stay with us and hope they also had a good time. We are looking forward to having other friends and family to come and visit and they can help and create more memories and transfer this new house of ours into a proper home!

A few picture from this weekend so we can remeber how really sunny and lovely it was! :-)

Saturday morning from our bathroom window, A few pictures from our St. Patrick's day walk featuring St. Abbs harbour, The lighthouse and sheep with lambs, las two photos are from Sunday,the port of Eyemouth!
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