Saturday, September 07, 2013

Oxford/Silver Party

We started the day by driving over to Oxford to meet up with Nicki C. We did the smart thing and took the Park-and-Ride, both arriving there at about the same time.

Oxford was fab. The weather turned out to be better than forecast – hot! and we had a great meal in the roof-top garden at the Ashmolean Museum – just a pity that part of the museum was closed for some reason! We later found out that a man had injured himself the day before, and somehow the injury had involved numerous police cars and an unmarked car. Where’s Inspector Morse and Lewis when you need them, ehh?!?!

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In the evening, it was off to Trish and John’s Silver Wedding Anniversary party. Luckily, it was walkable – the Ise Lodge Community Hall. Unluckily, just before leaving, there the mother of all rain-storms! so we jumped in the car!!! We left in such a rush, to dodge the flood, that I left my phone and my camera behind – bugger!

The was loads of people there, most family, and friends of family, and the DJ tried his hardest to fill the dance-floor, but I think guests were more in a chatting/eating/drinking mood, leaving the floor mostly empty except for a few die-hard disco divas – and Tom – and occasionally us two!

We had a great time, and managed to get some quality gossip time in with Paul (Karen’s away), Tom and Julie – brilliant! Trish had organised a great food spread – enough for the whole of Kettering lasting probably for the rest of the week!!!

Ann’s very busy week caught up with her, and by 11pm, she was flagging, so and we headed for home!

Trish/John – Congrats on your 25th, we had a fab time, thanks for the invite. See you both again soon!!!