After many years, my sister Tina and her partner Ian recently took a daunting plunge, sold their home and moved to Portchester in Hampshire.
Tina and Ian
Not wanting to miss out on the excitement, Stuart and I arranged a family visit with my sister Fiona and her other half Simon, to black our noses. Once we'd had the official house tour, chatted about planned improvements to turn 'The Shrubberies' into a fabulously large, comfortable home for Tina, Ian and the girls, we basked contentedly in the afternoon sunshine, scoffing delicious sausages from a local butcher ... all in all, a very tasty, sociable way to pass our Saturday afternoon!
Oi you rabble, stop talking and line up for a photo!
Big cheese from the six of us!
Inside the castle grounds
A quick photo call for me 'n him.
The Castle Keep (and Tina marching by!)
Have you ever noticed how there's always one?!
View from the castle grounds to the Solent
The Famous Five look out to sea!
I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Portchester with Stuart, Fo and Simon. Tina, I'm wishing you, Ian and my nieces many years of happinness in your lovely new home and thank you so much for your hospitality this weekend, it was fun and yes, we should all make time to do it more often!