Oh happy day!

I can’t remember the last time I saw my cousin Stephen and his wife Sara. They live in New York but came over to England a few weeks ago for the birth of their eldest daughter Claire’s second child.

They made a special trip down from London to the New Forest today to visit me and Marion. We met them at Brockenhurst railway station and after a circuitous drive through the forest we arrived back home and enjoyed a lovely, impromptu, picnic in the garden conjoured up by Marion seemingly from nowhere.

Afternoon tea followed, served on a tablecloth and with Marion’s grandmother’s 1928 Royal Winton ‘Marguerite’ china tea service which was brought out in their, and Teacosy’s, honour.

And a good time was, I think, had by all concerned. Until, that is, the weather broke and raindrops started to fall.

For myself I overdid it a bit today and have paid the price in discomfort terms this evening. I was unable to join Marion on the run back to Brockenhurst station when Stephen & Sara departed back to London. Which was disappointing.

It was so good to have them visit, the first members of my family I’ve seen since Christmas.

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3 thoughts on “Oh happy day!

  1. Sounds like a lovely day was had by all. Ms Marion’s picnic lunch and tea looks delicious.

  2. They’re on her blog Jill. Follow the link in the posting above.

    Yes I was considerably cheered by my cousins’ visit, thank you.

  3. I hope the visit cheered you up, FX. And p.s. please ask Marion to post some photos of what sounds like a very interesting tea set. I love old things like that!
    Take care.

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