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Monday, December 7, 2009

Silver-weekend away.

Hello,

Ian and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary on the weekend. We were married on the 1st December, this was the closest weekend to that date.It was just so relaxing doing nothing but sight-seeing,eating and relaxing. Ian chose the wonderful Bed and Breakfast at Ford House in Bridgetown. We stayed in the Delaportes Suite. This is where we had breakfast yesterday morning with the other guests. This is an old barn with a wonderful arrangement of gifts you can purchase. On the right hand side on the shelves you can see all the preserving of fruit which the owner Ken does. We had some of his marmalade on freshly baked bread.
I can tell you that these two chairs were just so comfortable. I have always wanted some wing-backed chairs. I think we will have to look out for some.

The carving on the bed heads was just beautiful. I wish we could have slipped the bed heads into our suitcase.
There were several different buildings on the property surrounded by lovely gardens which we had a good walk and look around at. The Blackwood River runs along side the property which adds to the atmosphere. There were some geese that called Ford House home as well. I am glad that they tended to stay down the other end of the property. Although they were all there to greet us at the barn door for breakfast.
It was interesting to read through the "Guests" book in our room to see who had stayed there before us. A Lord and Lady...... of Scotland had signed the page.Wow!!!! It has been a couple of years since we last visited Bridgetown and things had changed a little. Some new shops and some had closed down. We did manage to do some shopping though. Thank you so much for the weekend Ian.
Happy times.
Bev C

15 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your wedding anniversary........

Julia said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary..
Bridgetown is a lovely place..
Julia ♥

Pauline said...

Congratulations, Bev and Ian. Sounds like you had the ideal anniversary! That bed looks fabulous!

chris said...

Congratulations Bev & Ian, may you have (at least) another 25 years of joy and happiness together. The B&B sounds wonderful. Much love, Chris xxx

retdairyqueen said...

Congratulations on your silver anniversary
Glad to hear you had a great time and what a lovely place to enjoy your weekend

Simone de Klerk said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd, lieve Bev, met jullie 25-jarig huwelijksfeest!!! How very very special of Ian to have picked this place. It is really a place to celebrate and relax. Wonderful, Bev!

Mildred said...

Congrats! Thank you for sharing the lovely pics.

teresa said...

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.. Where you stayed looked so beautiful. What a fantastic and romantic idea. xx

Mylene said...

Congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary, wishing you many more happy years!

Looks like you both had a great weekend and such a lovely place to stay.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Congratulation Bev on your anniversary. What a lovely B&B you all stayed at. Hugs Judy

Shiree said...

congratulations on your silver wedding anniversary! well done, that is quite an achievement in today's world. What a very romantic setting too!

Cybele's patch said...

Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversary. Sounds you had a lovely week end. Wish you another 25 years of happiness!

Sue said...

Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary. I'm sure my name is in that guest book a few times too. We love it there.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary Bev...what a wonderful place to celebrate!!! Wishing you many many more...Dzintra♥x

hadriel said...

Congratulations!! Photos are lovely. By the way, I attended a friend's outdoor wedding and it is truly romantic. Their wedding ceremony and decorations really match their vision and budget. It's really memorable. Worth checking!