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We're all going on a summer holiday! (Join in when you feel like it!)

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Well Friday is the day.

Our first “proper” holiday for almost seven years and can you guess where we are going?

Somerset!

I know it’s not very exotic but we don’t believe in air flight (all those Co2’s)

Saying it isn’t very exotic is a bit of an understatement as within a few miles of our destination are two of GoY’s top gardens and can you guess where we will be having coffee at approx. 10:45am on Saturday morning?

We will be in Spritzhenry’s beautiful garden! ! ! !

Hopefully Louise will be there as well, so we get to meet two lovely GoY friends for the first time.

Hopefully we will get to visit Louise’s garden as well while we are down there!

We’re so excited about it we can’t wait and are counting down the days. (Only three left!)

Of course there is more to Somerset than two lovely friends,

there is of course ………

The lovely waggy dog Henry! Lol

Watch this space for more blogs and of course lots of photos!

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oh Ian I hope you have a wonderful holiday. you have all 'been through the mill' this year. Give my love to Spritz her oh and henry too. I am so jealous. take lots of photos please. Hope the weather is kind to you all.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Not only do I have to admire you for avoiding CO2 polution but I admire your choice of destination. The UK is a wonderful place.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Thank you SBG, We're hoping this will be a good one and have sorted out all kinds of things to do but Spritz's garden is definitely one of the high points.

I've charged up the camera, bought extra batteries and even gone as far as buying a camcorder for the trip so, fingers crossed, there will enough photos and videos to wear down even the hardest GoYer! Lol

13 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Heron, I don't see the point of travelling thousands of miles just to get the same weather as we get here!

13 Jul, 2010

 

Have a great holiday Ian, Somerset is a lovely county.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Drc. I hope we will. Keep your fingers crossed for the weather for us?

13 Jul, 2010

 

Have a great holiday Ian, don't forget the cider it's lovely down there. Enjoy your trip to Barbara's garden I'm sure you'll love it. Safe journey.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Hope you all have a lovely holiday and how nice to be able to visit Spritzhenrys lovely garden, I will be thinking of you on Saturday morning and wishing I was there.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Doctorbob, I intend to do a full and thorough test of all the different fine ciders available! (Several times just to make sure Lol)

Mavis, we have been organising this since just after Christmas (before the new year) and I fully intend to make the most of our time there.
Spritz AND Louise have both been very generous in offering us the opportunity to visit with them and see their gorgeous gardens.

13 Jul, 2010

 

Have a lovely holiday Ian, Carol and Holly. Give Henry a special pat from me - I've been in love with him since I joined this site!

14 Jul, 2010

 

Hope you have a wonderful time and the weather is kind to you all.....you must be getting very excited. I'm very envious, going to see Spritz's AND Louise's gardens....ENJOY!!!!!

14 Jul, 2010

 

Hi Nariz, thank you but you can't have Henry, he's mine! Lol

AA, I think it's going to be the highlight of my holiday.

I have an admission to make! ......................
I couldn't sleep last night. Lol. I'm far to excited! ! ! ! !

14 Jul, 2010

 

Big baby xx.:-))

14 Jul, 2010

 

I know but it can't help it! Lol

14 Jul, 2010

 

Tsk, tsk. No cameras allowed!!!!!!!!! heehee - I'm going to ban them!

You'll have to promise not to take any pics of me - Henry loves posing, so he can be the star. :-))))

14 Jul, 2010

 

"No more working for a week or two". Sorry I was singing along...lol. Have a great holiday Ian, and it's nice to hear Spritz's Henry seems a bit better.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Lol Spritz, I'll take hundreds of photos of Henry and not one of you. It's a promise.

Nice voice Dylandog, maybe we could do a duet together? Lol Thanks very much.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks, Dylandog - we're on a 'waiting game', I'm afraid. He'll have to go on medication if/when he has another seizure. In the meantime, we're trying to behave normally....after all, he doesn't know anything about it, does he?

14 Jul, 2010

 

I'm too young to remember the rest of the words Ian (says me lying through my teeth) so you will have to go solo....lol

14 Jul, 2010

 

True Spritz. It's all you can do really. Hope the seizures don't return, he's a lovely boy!

14 Jul, 2010

 

have a lovely holiday Ian....

14 Jul, 2010

 

Enjoy ;o)

14 Jul, 2010

 

Hope you all have a lovely time, enjoy!

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks all, we sure plan on enjoying ourselves.
Dylandog I can PM you the lyrics if you really can't remember them! Lol

14 Jul, 2010

 

Hope you all have a brill time.

14 Jul, 2010

 

Who needs to go abroad? There are so many wonderful places to visit in our beautiful land and the West country is a stunning place to go to.....especially when you get to visit not 1 but 2 amazing gardens.

Here's hoping you have a superb time....like I have to say that , lol!

Have fun and look forward to seeing the forthcoming pics:o))

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Carol. xx

Your so right Dan, thank you as well!

14 Jul, 2010

 

enjoy yourselfs

14 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Donnah xx

14 Jul, 2010

 

sorry i missed this ian, not getting all my fav blogs and pics recently, hope you enjoy and so pleased you will be meeting barbara and louise to,, ooops and handsome henry ;o0)

17 Jul, 2010

 

They've arrived in Somerset - but Ian'll be offline unfortunately, as the Holiday Centre doesn't have wi-fi. :-((((((

17 Jul, 2010

 

oh dear,, glad they have arrived ok barbara, when you meeting them ;o)) how exciting

17 Jul, 2010

 

My lips are sealed! ;-/

17 Jul, 2010

 

Doh! lol hope you have fun ;o))

17 Jul, 2010

 

Sorry - I just thought it's Ian's blog, so I don't want to take it over...is that OK??

17 Jul, 2010

 

no probs barbara, i totally understand ;o) x

18 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks, Sandra. xx

18 Jul, 2010

 

yw barbara x

18 Jul, 2010

 

Morning all, I've finally found a hot spot! Yippeeeeee .I was getting withdrawl symptoms! Lol

Somerset is gorgeous, the weather is great and you don't get a hangover from cider! ! ! ! ! !

19 Jul, 2010

 

Morning Ian, sounds like you're having a great time in Zummerzet with the scrumpy ! Glad the weather is great, just what you need on a holiday. I have one question, who is looking after my namesake chicken then ? ? ?

19 Jul, 2010

 

lol ian glad your having such lovely weather its rain rain and more rain here till friday, so that will be almost two weeks of it ;o(( have a great time x

19 Jul, 2010

 

I think they might be getting rain tomorrow, Sandra, from the forecast...(and us, of course)......

19 Jul, 2010

 

oh dear,, mind you think you need some dont you barbara,,hasnt it been sunny and dry there,

19 Jul, 2010

 

Dry-ish - we had some rain at the end of last week, and a few showers otherwise. Not all sun and blue sky!

19 Jul, 2010

 

but better than here barbara, my flowers are getting soden,, grrr

19 Jul, 2010

 

Oh dear.....sorry to hear that.

I've just seen the local forecast, and errr....thunderstorms and rain are on the way here.

19 Jul, 2010

 

;o(( not good barbara, fed up i want summer back

20 Jul, 2010

 

It is now RAINING here, after some in the night and a cloudy morning. Poor Ian & family. :-((

The forecast isn't good for the rest of the week, but at least it's not cold as well.

20 Jul, 2010

 

yes its a shame when you look forward to a nice break, especially after being poorly,, hope it doesnt spoil their hols to much,
forecast is awfull barbara, may be ok at weekend but wont hold my breath, would love to go to tatton park flower show sunday if i can get round baz and weather ok ;o))

20 Jul, 2010

 

Lucky you! I really hope you can get there - such a treat for you. :-))

20 Jul, 2010

 

Hi guys,I'm definitely getting withdrawl symptoms now Lol!

Hi Shirley, our next door neighbour is tending the ladies while we are away so hopefully they are being well cared for!

Spritz, San, it's poored it down all afternoon here (I think it's Tuesday? this cider's good stuff! Lol)

We're still enjoying ourselves, having a lazy day today (sat in front of the TV with a big box of fresh fudge!)

I'll write a blog as soon as I get back as this WiFi connection is soooooooo slow!

20 Jul, 2010

 

i hope so to barbara ;o)
hi ian sorry your having rain down there but i hope its not spoiling things, by the sound of that cider i guess not hahaha ;o)

20 Jul, 2010

 

Tsk, tsk....he'll come back pounds heavier! lol.

20 Jul, 2010

 

It really gave it some rain this afternoon, we were in Minehead at the beach again as it started out lovely and sunny this morning. We just managed to get back to the car before it started!

It'll take more than a few pounds to be noticed on me Spritz! Lol

21 Jul, 2010

 

lol,, sunny here today ian which im glad , i have mushrooms growing in my lawn with all the rain ;o( glad yoyr enjoying yourselves ;o)

21 Jul, 2010

 

Not much here, Ian - only a brief shower. Sorry Minehead fot it! Did you go to the 'Hairy Dog'??

(That's a family pub with a good play area and food, Sandra!)

21 Jul, 2010

 

i love pub grub, such good value, we have some great places here to, more relaxed i think ;o) off now, work tomoz ;o( nite ian and barbara x

21 Jul, 2010

 

Night-night. xx

21 Jul, 2010

 

Hi all, we're back!

We had a lovely time but it's nice to be home again. Lol

23 Jul, 2010

 

Welcome home, Ian & family. xxx

23 Jul, 2010

 

hi ian and family glad you had a lovely time and are home safe and sound x

23 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Spritz, I sent you a PM

Hi San, thanks for all the kind words while I've been away. I had a terrible connection while we were away. Took ages just to log on. I did try and write a blog but it took soooooooooo loooooooong I gave up. I will try and get one done tonight!

23 Jul, 2010

 

look forward to seeing it ian ;o)

23 Jul, 2010

 

And me! :-D)

23 Jul, 2010

 

me too. and so envious that you got to see spritz and henry and i suspect oh too.

23 Jul, 2010

 

You could be right, there, Sbg. ;-)

23 Jul, 2010

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