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Countryside Walk ~Newton to Slaidburn.

Today we took the car over Waddington Fell to the village of Newton and then walked along the river bank to Slaidburn and back to Newton. Our mission was to deliver a very late Easter egg to my god daughter Mady. Sorry Mady!! It was also an excuse to take Hugo on a country walk….and of course I brought my camera with me. :))

Tulips in Newton in Bowland.
Tulips in Newton in Bowland.
The wildlife it is possible to spy along the way.
The wildlife it is possible to spy along the way.
Marsh Marigolds also known as Kingcups. They grow by streams and look like big buttercups.
Marsh Marigolds also known as Kingcups. They grow by streams and look like big buttercups.
Hugo finds a puddle!
Hugo finds a puddle!
Beautiful blue bugle.
Beautiful blue bugle.
Saw several pheasants. If you know about Hugo's pheasant eating history you know this was scary for us!!
Saw several pheasants. If you know about Hugo’s pheasant eating history you know this was scary for us!!
a clump of primroses.
a clump of primroses.
Bluebells.
Bluebells.
A rather nice country mansion.
A rather nice country mansion.
Love the pink flowers of the red campion.
Love the pink flowers of the red campion.
Wild garlic. The leaves have a mild garlic flavour.
Wild garlic. The leaves have a mild garlic flavour.
A Gatehouse which had some friendly whippets in the garden.
A Gatehouse which had some friendly whippets in the garden.
The village of Slaidburn.
The village of Slaidburn.
Blackthorn blossom.
Blackthorn blossom.
We pass a farm yard. :)
We pass a farm yard. πŸ™‚
Anyone for free range eggs?
Anyone for free range eggs?
An impressive egg cup collection in someone's window.
An impressive egg cup collection in someone’s window.
We had refreshments at the Hark to Bounty pub. :)
We had refreshments at the Hark to Bounty pub. πŸ™‚
On the way back saw lots of these fluffy plants on the river bank.
On the way back saw lots of these fluffy plants on the river bank.
By the river Hodder.
By the river Hodder.
Cuckoo Pint also known as Wild Arum and Lords-and-Ladies.
Cuckoo Pint also known as Wild Arum and Lords-and-Ladies.
Snoozy rabbit.
Snoozy rabbit.
One of my favourite water birds, the white bibbed Dipper. :)
One of my favourite water birds, the white bibbed Dipper. πŸ™‚
Snoozy white ducks.
Snoozy white ducks.
And back in Newton.
And back in Newton.

Sorry for a rather picture heavy post! Β I shall be having a few days off as I’m going to the Big Smoke to do lots of touristy things. See you soon. πŸ™‚

A September Wedding.

Yesterday I was a bridesmaid for my good friend Arwen who’m I have known since primary school. It was an amazing day and I feel so honored to have been chosen to share in her and Ian’s celebrations. I thought I would quickly show you a couple of piccies from the wedding….before I go on my holidays. πŸ™‚

wed car

Bridesmaids in Blue.
Bridesmaids in Blue.
The Happy Couple :)
The Happy Couple πŸ™‚
The wedding car.
The wedding car.

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Nice Bag Wil.Tee hee ;)
Nice Bag Wil.Tee hee πŸ˜‰

The wedding was held in the pretty Ribble valley village of Slaidburn. It was the first nuptials in the church there for two years. The wedding breakfast and evening reception were both held in the newly built village Hall and the catering was done by the local Hark To Bounty pub. So it was a real Village celebration.

Friends for many years. :)
Friends for many years. πŸ™‚
The gorgeous wedding cake was made by the brides very talented sister Robin.
The gorgeous wedding cake was made by the brides very talented sister Robin.
Cannot quite believe the beautiful bride is both a mum and a gran too !
Cannot quite believe the beautiful bride is both a mum and a gran too !
The bride with some of her beautiful family. :)
The bride with some of her beautiful family. πŸ™‚
The back detail of our beautiful dresses.
The back detail of our beautiful dresses.

Arwen wore a stunning gown from Orchid Bridal designs in Clitheroe and Vicky and I wore beautiful azure blue dresses from Amelias in Clitheroe. We loved the colour so much. I am very tempted to get mine shortened so I can wear it in the future as a cocktail type dress. If I ever go anywhere posh enough of course !

Hope you liked the pictures. πŸ™‚

Thanks to Emiline Drachenberg and Sarah Allen for the photographs.