April was a busy month for us. After having a very quiet start to the year it almost seemed hectic. We were away from home for 3 of the weekends of April, and of course it was filled with a lot of bank holiday and therefore long weekends. It was fantastic. Sunday the 17th Pete had a Nin-jutsu grading that he had to go to Brighton for, and I took the opportunity to visit my dear friend, Beth, who lives there. We decided to head down the night before and booked a last minute hotel in Lindfield to save us the long drive down very early on Sunday morning. Pete dropped me off at the famous Pier and went off to Nin-jutsu, and I hooked up for a wonderful day with Beth. We walked around the pier and then Beth showed me around the gorgeous gardens around the palace and then treated me to the tour inside. It’s so incredibly breathtaking. If you are ever there, I urge you to visit. I’ve never been in such awe of interiors, especially the dining room. The entire palace is decorated in intricate oriental design and details. Hundreds of dragons, everywhere!
We then wandered around the bohemian shops of the lanes and I took the opportunity to have my sternum microdermal done at Punktured. We had lunch, mango beer and had a great time catching up and chilling out. Great fun 🙂
The following weekend was Easter weekend and Becky and I road tripped up to the Scottish border to Berwick upon Tweed to stay with her sister (my cousin) and her family for the weekend. My Mum was born there and I’ve never been before, so it was great to finally go up. We were there for 2 night and got too see the lovely town, have a night on the piss, and spend a sunny day on the gorgeous beach taking in the stunning scenery and coastline. Such a beautiful place.
The last weekend was also a long weekend because of the Royal Wedding, and the May Day bank holiday. We watched the Royal wedding on Friday which I loved! Saturday Gemma and Neil joined us for some drinks, then Sunday we went up to Whitchurch to see Bergitte & Steve. We helped them out in the garden a bit, braai’ed in the evening and spent the night over. It was fantastic!
Pete and I also managed to find a few Geocaches while we were out and also stopped to walk around some WW2 Bunker ruins in Prees Higher Heath, which I’ve been wanting to do for ages.
So after the flurry of activity that was April, we’ve had a pretty relaxing May. Mostly staying at home. I’ve managed to get some important things done though. Plans have been made for Pete’s 30th next month, nothing I can mention though; and I’ve made a start of getting our wedding “Save The Date” cards sent out. I think I’m realising I need to start pulling my finger out and get going with plans for the wedding now though. Even though it’s over a year away, the more I can get done now, the less there will be to worry about later.