Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend: Road Trip pt 1













Finishing work on Saturday evening & packing up the car, getting up early on Sunday morning & setting off on our first ever 'proper' road trip - to Leicestershire to surprise mumma bear, McDonalds breakfast on the way, delicious sausage muffins, listening and singing along to our mixed CD, a beautifully warm sunny day, confusing the sat nav by ignoring it, finding ourselves on the M6 toll road, Mark going to the toll booth with a 'T' above it because he thought it was a t-shirt and therefore a manned toll booth... it was for tag holders!, reversing out and going to the right one, driving through places I recognised as we got closer to my home, driving through Tamworth and thinking of Suzanne, being excited to see the sign for Drayton Manor (and Twycross - the zoo!), counting down the miles, being excited when we cut minutes from the arrival time, two hours later arriving in sunny Barwell, parking at the side of the house, knocking on the front door and mum's face of surprise when she opened it, then shock at realising we'd driven all the way, followed by shock that my sister Willow hadn't spilled the beans!, deciding that we would go and visit our dear friends Lynn, Phil & Maxine whilst Mark settled down to watch the Liverpool v Everton derby, having a lovely time seeing them and drinking coffee, a gift from Maxine (to be featured in an OOTD soon!)...

...deciding to go on an adventure, taking a loaf of bread to feed the ducks, ending up in McDonalds drive-through first for a snack before heading into Hinckley town centre, parking up at Argents Mead, heading into the lovely park and towards the duck pond, feeding the ducks, Willow throwing a whole slice in and nearly taking out a duck, two angry ducks that kept fighting, two loved up ducks sitting under a tree together, the war memorial, old architecture, beautiful flowers everywhere - a stunning lone tulip in varying shades of pink, mum having a phone call with the twins & Indigo who were on holiday at the coast...

to be continued...

7 comments:

  1. Your weekend sounds like it was perfect! That's so lovely that you surprised your mum xxx

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  2. What a beautiful weekend! That's so, so sweet that you surprised your mom like that. Also, you look so good with glasses! :)

    England seems like such a wonderfully charming place- I wish I could visit there sooner than later. xx

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  3. Lovely photos! Looks and sounds like you had a great bank holiday weekend :) xx

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  4. happy surprises! yay. we dont have bank holiday here.

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  5. Thank you so much for your lovely comment! :)
    x

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  6. Super cute, Hannah! Your blog is so lovely and you look adorable in these photos! XXX

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