Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday.


Well, we're back........ but do I hear my puzzled readers asking themselves if they've inadvertently  strayed  into the wrong blog? 'Surely' I hear them saying, 'that's young Pat, with Ann, on that photo, and she and her blog live down in the West somewhere ?'  And, dear reader, you are quite right in your suppositions. The explanation is, of course, that we're just back from a trip down into the West Country, on the North Devon coast to be exact; and, whilst we were down there we did ourselves the honour of calling on Pat (by appointment, of course), taking her out to lunch (although she insisted on paying for the drinks - you may have noticed how very independent young ladies are these days ?), and eventually returning to her home to take tea with her. And a very pleasant afternoon it was, too. A real pleasure to meet you, Pat.


Must close now, and get on with some work - got a busy weekend ahead of us. But, I'll put up some more photies of our trip into the West Country when I have a moment.

As always - it's lovely to be home!!!!!!

10 comments:

Pat said...

I enjoyed meeting you both and wish you didn't live so far away. I look forward to seeing the rest of your trip photos.
Pat aka Mr Pickwick:)

Rog said...

You pair of gaddabouts!
On the plus side it has temporarily improved my Scrabble stats.
Pleased you had a good trip. It's i clovellly part of the world mine head tells me.

Rog said...

You pair of gaddabouts!
On the plus side it has temporarily improved my Scrabble stats.
Pleased you had a good trip. It's i clovellly part of the world mine head tells me.

Pat said...

I've copied the photos . May I use them on my blog please?

Mike and Ann said...

Of course, Pat.

Crowbard said...

Welcome back from the Mells side of the family domain, or do I mean demesne?
It looks as though Great-Gramps Sam was right, Mike. He was a cousin of Sir John Francis Fortescue Horner KCVO, MA, JP, DL 1842-1927 of Mells. Although I am not yet sure in what degree of cousinry, possibly 1st cousins, possibly a degree or two removed; their common ancestor was Robert Horner b.1368 in York, a tiler by trade who did some restoration work on York Minster. I can trace them back another 5 generations to Johannes Horner of York b. circa 1200. Lots more research to do but now I can properly relax a bit.
PS v-word is 'wayrant 20'... I'm sure I've done way more than 20 of 'em!

Liz said...

Welcome back! I look forward to reading all about your trip. I do love a holiday blog.

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Liz. Will do.

Crowbard said...


Hi Mike,
I make Sam Horner & Sir John Horner 17th Cousins once removed. i.e. Sam is 17 generations from Robert, their common ancestor. Sir John by being one more generation from Robert makes Sam & Sir John once-removed

Z said...

How lovely, and you've beaten me to it. I haven't managed to meet Pat in person yet.