15 June 2006

Alison's Barbeque

A slightly delayed post this week, as I have been extremely busy with work matters. This has included writing an entire 24-page guidebook on the archaeology of the Ironbridge Gorge from scratch, as well as continuing to run all of our various projects. Luckily they are more or less running themselves at present, but my main job has been to try and get future projects up and running - hopefully with some success... ...we shall see!

Once again Kate travelled up to Shropshire in the over-worked Hippo, and we had a mini-barbeque in the back garden again. Saturday was the day of Alison's 40th Birthday and she was holding a barbeque. This was a post-football barbeque as she doesn't like football. After an afternoon sampling the delights of Telford Town Centre we arrived...

The barbeque was great fun, lots of adults and children there and lots to drink. The weather was perfect too, and we met a number of interesting new people, as well as saying hello again to people we had met last summer.

A little later in the evening the adults got to play on the bouncy castle.

The next day we had a gentle morning, followed by an excursion to look at Whitewick Manor, a National Trust property on the edges of Wolverhampton. Unfortunately it is closed on Sundays, so we went back again via a garden centre, then had a nice meal. We also prepared a little surprise for the Australian contingent...

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