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Sunday, 10 September 2017

More weddings and thunder storms

What a difference a week makes. This weddding was heavy rain. We were almost late and I had to run in heels to get to the registry office in thunder and lightning before we got a dousing. We just made it!
I then had a blister and a hole in my tights. Luckily I had other shoes in the car and plasters in the first aid kit.







I just smiled through the pain and no one noticed.The place we stayed at was called Sandy Balls.
Yes it really was! Not at all sandy. We had a plastic log cabin in amongst the trees.


It did the job and it was a comfortable base to come and go from over the weekend. The New Forest is peaceful and we had to drive around donkeys and cattle who sit in the road if they choose to. There were houses tucked among trees with beautiful late summer cottage gardens. The trees are just beginning to turn golden. It was really stunning. I think that houses here are an extortionate price here and the bride and groom have no choice but to rent for the time being.

Before we headed home we couldn't resist swinging by the coast for a bracing walk. The wind was 
getting up and there waves were impressive. We stopped for a coffee break at Barton on Sea with a 
view of the Needles on the Isle of Wight. 

We got back to Oxfordshire just ahead of some thick heavy drizzle. A good weekend and now looking forward to a quieter time where I can get some jobs done at home and in the garden.




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  1. The weather has been so changeable, we are having 2-3 seasons in one day. Sandy Balls hehe!

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    1. I couldn't believe the name either. You are right about the weather. The sun is out again now.

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  2. Nasty weather here too now. Good that you are home safe and sound after the wedding

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    1. It's really Autumnal. I'm contemplating getting the winter clothes out of the loft.

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  4. We've had a bit of a rotten weather day here today. Non-stop heavy rain. It sounds like a lovely place for a wedding and you look lovely in your finery. Enjoy your quieter time. X

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    1. It looks like heavy rain at times for the whole week ahead. Umbrella is ready.

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  5. Nice and sunny here today but only 11C. At least it isn't smoky. It's been smoky here for weeks and we are over 200km from the nearest forest fire. You both looked very nice in your wedding finery, annoying about the blister though. Where do they come up with these place names?!! I googled 'unusual place names' and wiki has a huge list of them!

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    1. There are some great names in that region. There is a set of villages called the Wallops which always make me smile. :)

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  6. We love the new forest, but not been to sandy balls, daughters had a holiday there a few years ago and enjoyed them selves

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    1. It seems a great site for families. Lots going on but felt really peaceful among the trees. We might give their campsite a try with the motorhome.

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