Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Silverstone 2009

We spent the weekend at the British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. Neither Mark nor I had seen a Grand Prix ‘live’ before so it was a new experience. Added to which a Brit is currently leading the Championship; it was all set to be a great weekend. It didn’t disappoint, even though Button didn’t win.
The sun shone (and I got sunburnt – for the second time in a month!) the sky was blue and the racing was great. The first thing that we realised was how amazingly loud the cars were. You think they are loud on the TV – but ‘up close and personal’ they are deafening. The television cannot capture how loud and powerful they are – no matter how far you turn up the volume!
We also found out how difficult it is to take photos of the fastest cars in the world…

Button started the race in 6th, unfortunately by the end of the first lap he was down in ninth – not so good

Hamilton spent most of the time racing the Renaults

At the pit stops (we think) Webber overtook Barrichello into second. Barrichello then ended up racing with Rosberg and Massa

All too soon the race was over and the marshals were reclaiming the track

The race results

The Winner, Sebastian Vettel, listening to his National Anthem
We both had a brilliant time and may well go again, but I am thinking Spa…

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Suz and Phil’s Wedding

On the twenty-third of May my best friend got married. I was one of her bridesmaids (strictly the Matron-of-Honour as I am already married), and the whole experience was fantastic! It goes without saying that the bride looked beautiful, and even the blokes spruced up rather well!

It was an amazing day for a wedding and they had picked a wonderful setting. The sun shone, the sky was blue and all was perfect with the world (well, nearly, I did get awfully sunburnt!).

As you can see by the photos, the theme of the day was pink, very pink.

The service was held at the Charnwood Hotel and this was followed by a coach trip to the reception venue – Clumber Park (a National Trust property). The venue was beautiful and very romantic; I think the water (with added swans) made it look very tranquil.

First, the photos were taken…

Then we moved into the big marquee for afternoon tea…

Even the cake fitted the theme of the day perfectly – both pink and romantic...

The smallest guest (again matching the theme you notice)...

Then came the evening do – the Hog Roast and the first dance.

I can honestly say that an amazing day was had by all – thank you and good luck for the future to Suz and Phil!

Monday, 8 June 2009


I apologise for the lack of communication, but it has been a rather busy fortnight in our household. First, I was working nights, second, my best friend got married (more on that later), third, I am revising for a big exam on the 16th of this month, fourth, they started to pull my ward apart last week (more on that later too) and finally, we both travelled down to Cardiff this weekend so that I could go on a revision course! If that wasn’t enough, I start nights again tonight!
All this equates to a lack of blog postings, and for that I am sorry. I can only hope that I can make it up to you with some great wedding pictures in the not-too-distant future.