Monday, 2 December 2013

Birthday Bash at Cockington

This was supposed to be posted here a week ago, but I just discovered it still in draft. So sorry folks. Anyway I don't think it needs much updating, except to say we had a great meal with family and friends - even saw my nephew who lives in Germany, which doesn't happen often. And we did get back home to Jade the same evening.

Here's what I wrote last week.

I'm excited about tomorrow. My sister is having a big birthday do. We have to drive about  100 miles to get there, so it will be quite early when I drop Jade with the dog minder. She has said we can stay overnight if we want and just ring to let her know, but we plan to come home. I suppose it depends if we are both tempted by the alcohol that will be flowing over lunch. Can't drive home if we're over the limit.

We'll be having lunch at the Drum Inn in Cockington, shown below. We'll be indoors to eat though as it will be too cold to be outside at this time of year.

pic by Paul Anderson

The birthday cake will be saved till later when my 5 year old great nephew can join us at my sister's house. I hope we'll be able to stay for that.


Jenny Woolf said...

A treat in store for you! It looks like a beautiful place. Driving a hundred miles will make it feel even more special. I hope the weather is good for you.

Jean Knill said...

Thanks jenny. The sun shone on the outgoing journey, making the autumn colours look really gorgeous against the green hills and blue sky. That was a real bonus on the day.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

What a beautiful place!

Jean Knill said...

Yes Joan, it's close to where I was born and brought up. It's part of an estate with a manor house and extensive gardens, cricket pitch, woodlands, fish ponds. The adjoining village has a mill with a huge water wheel, and a former blacksmith's which I remember working when I was young.

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