Not had time to blog for a while, with our visitor here but what I will say is we are loving having her and I think Pam is loving being here too!
Thursday I had to go to work again for my last but one day before a week off, the girls on the other hand were off to the garden centre to buy flowers for our garden and then spend the rest of the day in the garden. The arrangement was though that at 12:30 I would meet them all at the “chippy” for Pam’s first authentic fish chips and mushy peas served and eaten out of newspaper! We then took it back to the house and ate it in the sun on the patio, and we all devoured then but Pam REALLY enjoyed hers and when she was full put the rest aside and warned me not to touch them as she would finish them later! Yes ma’am?
Having planted out all the flowers they had bought and tidied up the garden so it looks beautiful they were all getting ready to visit my dad’s house to meet him and Liz for the first time, when I got home So after taking Jack for a walk and then getting ready myself we went to dads for tea which was an excellent roast beef dinner and as always dad and Liz were great hosts. End of a good day actually and time to sleep before the next one begins
Friday and my last day before I break up for a week and the big event for Jamie and me was the night out we were going to have because Pam had offered to babysit Now this was our first night out without Reagan which made Jamie a little nervous but even when she started coming up with excuses not to go out at all or go on my own but eventually the time came to go and I think Pam was easily the most excited to be babysitting her granddaughter. So off we went to the Narrowboat for a meal first and then the White Horse and Cheese to finish off, having left Pam to it completely and didn’t call at all to check how things were.
When we returned to the house we found Pam and Reagan asleep on the sofa after a long night of bathing and pampering and full on Grandma time!!! In my opinion out of all the things we will and already have done while she is in England this was the best thing we could have done and Pam really did have THEE biggest smile on her face when we woke her!
Saturday was the day we’d built up quite a lot because we knew it was one of the best days when Jamie first came in 2008
We were going to Chester to walk the wall and visit the Cathedral. When we got there it was so hot I knew it would be a tough day if we were to see everything
but we got off to a good start when the town crier was good enough to let us have a photo, we also saw the returning troops walk through the city centre and it was nice to shout thank you and clap them as they went by!
Then we had lunch in the Cathedral gardens to give us energy to walk It was a fantastic walk around the cathedral first and Pam agreed that Manchester was good but Chester Cathedral knocked it into a cocked hat! I think the walk around the wall is great for visitors to Chester to do but as an American looking for history and architecture in a small space then its spectacular.
As english as they come…not!
The gardens around the cathedral
An atristic photo of mommy and ooooo mommy too in the cloister garden
We decided today as it was pissing down with rain to abandon the BBQ idea and just invite my mum to an all American Sunday dinner where Jamie and her mom enjoyed cooking together and creating a meal of salad starter fried chicken vegetables & seacekraut (and potato & Cabbage dish) home-made gravy and cheesecake to finish and OMG it was all delicious!
We are all off to London tomorrow very early and getting back quite late so I may be late with the next blog too but rest assured it will be here as soon as I can write it!
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