February – we assumed the weather would get warmer !

But of course, it snowed again. But February brought some new aspects to our lives. We had to prepare for THE wedding (Claire and Matthew of course). It was coming up in March, and we had to prepare for it. Which, due to lockdown, meant we had to order Mother of the Bride dresses on line. That was a fun time ! 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

The weather did finally improve, and the first signs of spring started to emerge, including a visit from our resident woodpecker !

And finally, the business trip to the US came through, and off we flew, all prepared of course with our wedding outfits too! We also prepared by getting Covid tests before we left (you sort of know you don’t have it, but it’s a really good feeling when you get the “Negative” certificate). Our little trip down to Boots the Chemist at Gatwick airport saw us get our tests one afternoon. It was my first time being tested – wasn’t as bad as I feared to be honest, but those things never usually are.

A couple of days later, and off we went to Farnborough to pick up our flight to St.Petersburg.


Straight into quarantine on arrival of course, but we knew that and were totally ready. It gave us time to adjust to the time difference, get the house in order, get the plants in order, go through the post, and all that exciting stuff. We ordered Publix online food deliveries too. There are worse places to have to sit and quarantine that’s for sure:

Before we knew it, we had completed the quarantine and off we went about our business. A visit from Claire, a visit from Linda, and we had done some good catching up. Next up – My Birthday (was it really a year since my party at Amberley Castle ? A lot has happened in that year !)

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