Monday, 24 November 2014

This Weekend at the Duckpond

We have mostly been...

 Going - on what would probably be described as "an epic road trip" with Andrew and my sister-in-law.

Road trip selfie

Which started off with...

Travelling - along the M4 towards Maidenhead. Then...

Checking - into a Travelodge in Bracknell, quickly getting changed and...

Heading - out to probably the wedding party of the year celebrating the marriage of two of our friends, the lovely couple J & G who (along with J's mother), run the fabulous fairground, Carter's Steam Fair.
The rest of the night was spent...

Enjoying - the party, hosted in a circus big top complete with a set of gallopers in the middle, children's inflatable toys around the edge, a stage, fairground organ, showman's steam engine, live band Bjorn to Be, hog roast with a hot dinner later, bubble wands for everyone, and a mystery special guest (which if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know who I'm on about; if not, you'll have to wait until tomorrow!)

Gallopers at Carter's Steam Fair wedding

Staying - the night at the Travelodge before...

Driving - back along the motorway towards Bristol to drop off my sister-in-law who actually had a second wedding to attend, at lunchtime on Sunday. On the way we stopped at McDonald's and did some...

Munching - on their breakfast muffin meals served with a generous helping of tea (for me) and coffee (for the other two).

Balloons in McDonald's

After our drop off in Bristol me and Andrew popped down to Ikea to do some...

Shopping - firstly in the café for more tea and some cake, then round the store for some Christmas stuff and one of the blogger cliques - the Ikea Raskog trolley.

Cake and tea in Ikea

After Ikea, me and Andrew drove south to Weston Super Mare and watched the sunset...

Weston Super Mare pier at sunset


Browsing - round the shops (by this time I'd got quite tired using the crutches so Andrew pushed me round in the wheelchair), we picked up a few little things before they shut and then headed to one of the seafront restaurants for dinner, the Regent Restaurant.

Regent Restaurant in Weston Super Mare
(You know the film 'Never Let Me Go'? This is the café Keira Knightley sat in)

After dinner it was time to start...

Laughing - at comedian Seann Walsh who was playing that evening at Weston Super Mare's Playhouse (where sadly he'd only sold half the seats!).

Seann Walsh tickets

Once the show was over it was time to do the penultimate bit of...

Travelling - back to Bristol to pick up sister-in-law from her wedding before heading on home for some much needed rest!

Clifton Suspension Bridge by night
What did you get up to at the weekend?


  1. Ahh the carousel! I love carousels :D So beautiful <3
    You have certainly been a busy bee lately - all sounds alot of fun though!


  2. The wedding celebrations sound amazing!

  3. Is it sad that I find the most exciting thing here is that you've bought an Ikea Trolley!?

  4. Wow! What a busy weekend :) It sounds like my idea of heaven to be honest; circus-y things, Ikea, cake, more cake, and some laughter. You must have needed a very long rest to recover from your epic road trip! xxx


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