Friday, June 19, 2015

Relaxation in Sutton Coldfield

Happy Anniversary with much love to Colin and Jennifer from 3,000 miles away!! Today was a truly relaxing day here at Barry and Valerie's with the major part of the day spent out in the garden basking in the sun while reading, knitting, admiring and photographing the pretty flowers, sipping tea and nibbling more of Valerie's delicious squares, chatting and then late in the afternoon we moved indoors to watch, "Tea with Mussolini" starring both Maggie Smith and Judy Dench. A very good movie and one that brought back happy memories of our vacation week in San Gimignano in 2007 after a wonderful month in Orvieto! Late morning we sauntered over to St. John's Anglican Church where Barry had served as Vicar for 30+ years. This was the first time seeing the church with Barry as our guide. Tomorrow morning ( Sat.) we pack up and travel south to spend our last two nights with Bonnie and Ross and their son Zachary and Bonnie's mom Lyn. This evening we were invited to join more Harper cousins at Beth and Wes's. Wes, a super chef, prepared a delicious  meal of lamb chops, chicken tikka, or burgers. Most of us chose all three tender, tasty meats served with a variety of yummy salads. Dessert was homemade marscapone ice cream, raspberries, strawberries, and a delicious piece of homemade chocolate. Oh, so very yummy! Home now to pack and blog. 

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