Saturday, 22 July 2017

Anniversary break


This week was our silver wedding anniversary so we had a break to mark the occasion. Our anniversary was on the 18th so we went away of Saturday the 15th and came back yesterday. We have had very busy and really enjoyable week. We stayed in three different places, two nights in each, we didn't have any fancy hotels, just Travelodge which is good enough its only a place to sleep and shower.

The first stop was Newcastle under Lyme.

Day One.

We visited the potteries museum and art gallery.






Followed by Brampton Museum and art gallery and park.






Then to finish off  Westport Lake Wildlife trust.




Day Two.

We visited the Spode museum, we had a demonstration on how the transfers are applied, it was very interesting.



We then visited the Middleport Pottery, no photos here we didn't stay long as it wasn't that good.

Then we finished off at the World of Wedgewood, which was absolutely brilliant, so many beautiful things to see.




Day Three.

Off to the Lake District.

We just relaxed and took in the scenery.



Windermere
Hawkshead

Coniston




Day Four.

Which was the day of our anniversary.

We wandered around Kendal for a while before spending most of the day at Sizergh Castle and Gardens. Which was really lovely. 

It is home to the Strickland family who have lived there for more than 750 years, it is set in large beautiful landscaped gardens, and it was extended in tudor times.







The final two days were spent in Blackpool.




Madame Tussauds .



A trip up the tower...


I wasn't feeling brave enough to stand on the glass and look down

Afternoon tea in the ballroom, a real treat and a wonderful experience......







So as you can see we had a fantastic break.

Love you John thankyou for the last 25 years. xx





30 comments:

  1. Belated Happy Anniversary to you, looks as if you had a wonderful holiday

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  2. Congratulations! I think that is a lovely idea to go away and celebrate like that. So pleased you had a lovely time and the weather was kind too! xo

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    1. Thankyou Deborah this is the second break we have had within a couple of months, so we have been spoiled, x

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  3. belated Happy Anniversary.It looks as though you had a busy week.You packed so much in.

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    1. Thankyou we always make the most of every minute, it's lovely exploring new places.

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  4. Arhh Marlene that is absolutely lovely and has brought a little tear to my eye. What a lovely trip with beautiful scenery and lots to do. My hubby is from the Potteries originally (Stoke on Trent) and his mother would buy us things from the factory shops quite often. Congratulations to you both and all the best for the future.

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    1. How lovely, glad it bought back some memories for you, I really loved the potteries it was so interesting. Thankyou for your kind comments.

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  5. Looks as if you had a good break, congratulations on25 years.

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    1. Thankyou Marlene we thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  6. Congratulations!

    Your holiday looks great, just the kind of thing I'd like. The tower buildings are so beautiful, I've never been to the top though.

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    1. Thankyou, it was really windy at the top.

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  7. Oh, what a wonderful anniversary week, Marlene! I would love all the places you visited, especially the various museums and Sizergh Castle. I once went to the Dyson Perrins Museum in Worcester and loved that, so I'd have enjoyed seeing all those fine ceramics, and also seeing how transfers were applied as decoration. Being able to apply transfers transformed the industry. It meant that the man and woman in the street could then afford to have 'fancy' decorated ceramics ("china") because until then everything that was decorated was expensively hand-painted.
    Belated congratulations to you and John, on 25 years.
    Margaret P

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    1. Thankyou kindly Margaret, yes you would have enjoyed it, very interesting and educational and lots of fun.

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  8. Congratulations to you both on your Silver Anniversary! Your holiday looked lovely Marlene, great photos x

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  9. Many congratulations on your anniversary. Lovely photos - the one looking down the tower through the glass made my stomach flutter though!

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    1. Thankyou, yes I just couldn't go any further, I was going to try but froze.

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  10. What a lovely and varied time you had. I've always wanted to visit the Wedgwood museums.

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    1. We spent quite a long time in the museum it was very interesting, there was just so much to see.

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  11. Happy Anniversay. It is mine tomorrow. We had hoped to go away but the flooded kitchen scuppered our plans... Oh well, there is always next year

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    1. Thankyou Cherie and Happy Anniversary to to you both.

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  12. Congratulations on your silver anniversary what a lovely way to spend it. So many fascinating places and so much beautiful scenery to look at, a lovely way to get away for a bit xx

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    1. Thankyou Cheryl, it was so nice, I love our holidays xx

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  13. Congratulations Marlene and John.
    Looks like you had a wonderful time-x-

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    1. Thankyou Shelia, it was wonderful x

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  14. Happy Anniversary, looks like you had a wonderful time. Seeing the Blackpool tower brings back memories of when I was a kid and we would go to Blackpool for the day. We would go to the tower ballroom and my mum and dad would dance. This would have been in the late 50's early 60's.

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    1. Thankyou Janice, glad it bought back happy memories for you.

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  15. A very Happy Anniversary to you both. I was dancing in the ballroom the day you were there as I recognise the regulars. Wish I'd known and then we could have had a dance!
    xx

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    1. Thankyou, I would have loved to have met you, what a coincidence, we were there from around 2.45 to 4.30, it was absolutely wonderful xx

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