Friend/s (usually written in Christmas Card): "Happy 2001/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 - let's make an effort and MEET this year!"
Me (also usually written in Christmas Card): "Happy 2001/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 - let's make an effort and MEET this year!"
we're actuallly doing something about it. Plans for our ambitious Great Northern Tour (all 5 days of it) were laid in January when I suggested nay stipulated that we would actually DO something constructive; so within half an hour friends were contacted and flights were booked.
We (and daughter) are off to Newcastle (or its environs) for three days and then down to York to see other friends for two.
Friends are people we knew when we lived in Bermuda; all since have left that beautiful island and are back in the UK. We haven't seen each other for at least 10 years.
It being half-term flights from this rock are mostly all booked and there is no direct or indirect way to fly to Newcastle (unless we pay a very lot of dosh) so we're flying to Manchester instead. Imagine that? Me in Manchester! Still - could be worse - it might have been Liverpule!
So, shall hire a car and drive up (we're thinking of hiring an interpreter also as they speak, well, a bit funny up there...)
The three of us are really looking forward to it; I've been to Newcastle and York before (both wonderful cities), Mr. Sarnia has never been to York and daughter hasn't been to either Newcastle or York.
I would have put a photo up of the Minster or the Shambles but I can't remember how to nick photos from the web - so, Gavin (if you're reading this) could you please remind me? Ta!