Thank you Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy and Louise for hosting My World. You can see other ‘My World’ photos or join in and share your own by clicking right here.Last Saturday I met up with my friends. We had arranged to meet over at Kathy's house where I picked her up, along with Jackie who had driven over from her house. It was a bit too hot to bring Hamish along, though he would have been very welcome. I LOVE Hamish! I don't think he would have enjoyed the hour-and-a-half ride to Anne's house though and we wouldn't leave him in the car while we went into the restaurant. Kathy said he would be happier at home in a nice cool house and would sleep until Chuck came home from work. I had already picked up Hazel as she only lives ten minutes away from me and as there was going to be five of us, I borrowed Gregg's van so that we could drive a bit more comfortably, rather than being squashed in my car.
Left to right is Anne, Hazel, Kathy and Jackie. We are all English. Our Scottish friend is back home in Scotland for the summer months. She has a house in the Highlands and sad to say they haven't built a road that far or I daresay we would be taking a road trip over the pond. I have these silly thoughts occasionally because everyone misses Carol, and who knows, maybe we'll all get on the plane one year and take her up on the offer of a holiday.
Anne lives a little further out but instead of her making the journey to us we all decided on our last get-together that we would drive to her place and give her a break from the traveling. She lives outside of Winchester and there is a British Pub she told us about and of course we all said that was a good idea and we should go have lunch there.
This lovely vase of flowers is in the area where we sat, but my photo turned out blurry. So I did what I always do, I opened up Paint Shop Pro and this time I softened it up some.
Here we are again, Anne, Jackie, Denise, Kathy and Hazel. We all had fish and chips except Anne who tried the Shepherd's Pie. Everything tasted very good. They also ordered cider and I had a Sprite.
The main street in Winchester is permanently closed off to traffic. It was a nice walk back to the car.
Well, if you've been visiting my blog for a while, you'll know how much I love statues. I take photos every time I come across one. This was a memorial in front of the museum and I read a sign that said: "In lasting honor of every confederate soldier from Winchester and Frederick County who faithfully served the south."
And of course we all fell in love with this little Yorkie pup who was out for a stroll with her human companion. We surrounded the little thing but she truly loved all the attention, which we gave her plenty of and the lady was happy to show off how well the little one had learned her commands. We all told her what a very smart little dog she had and we all wanted to take her home with us, the Yorkie not the human of course.
We ended up back at Anne's house. She had made some delicious scones which we had with clotted cream and strawberry jam and a pot of tea. We sat around the table and shared each other's old photographs, which we had also decided to bring at the last get-together. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone as we were when we were babies, toddlers, teenagers, young brides and then mothers, all stages of our lives. We had a good laugh at some of the stories told. It was a wonderful gathering and now we are looking forward to the next time.