Happy Birthday Dave

We got up and ready to go to his birthday surprise. He was surprised and happy when he found out he would be driving a tank. He absolutely enjoyed his self.

I was able to be a passenger in the tank. I’m glad I did. I don’t think I would have enjoyed myself if I just waited for Dave to finish. He loved it which is the main thing. I think I’ve given myself the hard task of beating the present giving.

After the tank driving experience, we went to Kirkby Hall, an English Heritage place. It was nice to see both ruin and rooms to look in. Plus there were lovely Peacocks roaming around. One even decided to claim the gate entrance.

We decided to drive home but if we saw anything we’d stop to have a look. I saw a sign for Priest House, a National Trust Property. We stopped to look on the outside of the home. Even if we saw inside we’d only been an extra few minutes.

We carried on our journey home, seeing another National Trust sign. We turned off the motorway to Woolsthrope Manor, the birthplace and home of Sir Issac Newton. His place was beautiful, getting to see the Apple tree. What I liked about the place was the science centre and film. It gave the place an extra something.

We weren’t on the road much longer till we stopped at Grantham. We walked around the town and picked up lunch. Deciding then we’ll drive all the way home.

I was glad for that, in the end, I was getting tired. Once home, I rested, leaving Dave to play on his game console. The rest gave me a boost for doing to his parents, having a catch-up and a few friends over for dinner, B and D.

They have decided on the wedding venue and date. They’ve brought it forward a year. We now have 2 weddings to attend in 2019. I’m excited. It’s been a long, but great day.

Happy Birthday, my love, until next year ❤

 

A Birthday Trip to York 2018

The day has gone by in a flash. We were picked up by Dave’s parents to spend the day in York. Going with them meant I saw a different part of York I haven’t seen before.

There was The Shakespeare Rose Theatre company starting performances; with food and drink stalls. We didn’t stop for a show but did a drink. It was a nice setup. They were making it an authentic experience as possible. I believe they’re gonna be there till the end of August.

Right next door there was an English Heritages Clifford’s Tower. I had never been up before and taking advantage of the membership cards we went up to the top. It had lovely views and could see the companies tent from above.

Next, we went to the riverside. We had a ride on the CityCruises that run regularly. Again this is something I hadn’t done before. It was lovely seeing York from a different perspective.

We had a wander around, stopping for a sit-down and a drink every so often; it has been very hot. A lovely change. Although I have been naughty and not put any sunscreen on.

I got to see inside Betty’s for the first time too.

At the end of the evening we had dinner at Carluccios. I had a wondering meal and an amazing day out.

Time has flown but it was worth it.