Awful news recived that SHIRLEY PALIN has passed away. She was so much a bright spark and always with a smile and a cheery word. Such a sad loss. R.I.P.
I was up bright and early after my exertions of the Ambleside Ride on Tuesday feeling fit and ready to face the world yet again. Got Instructions on a lovely bungalow in Brichwood Drive. ( All on the websites now!) and I feel it is bound to be popular. After a cloudy start the sun came out and cheered everyone up. I collecte my Begonias from Tythe Barn Nurseries so that's a job for this weekend on the Poop Deck. Helen has decorated the Office windows with bunting and a some Champagne to celebrate the Royal Wedding this weekend. It's going to be a VERY busy weekend with eth Wedding AND teh Cup Final! Oooh! The pubs have got their widescreen TV's ready adn tehn Big Kings are supplying cucumber sandwiches!
Well! What a day I had on Tuesday! Met up with Dave, Helen and Simon Abbott,and Val, Bryn and Daniel Clark with the bikes at Newby Bridge and set off on our "ride-out". UP via Lakeside Hotel and followed the road as far as Graythwaite then off to Cunsey where we stopped for a coffee at Claife View. Fabulous place. Then continued along the edge of the lake to Wray Castle and into Ambleside for a well earned drink at the Warteredge Hotel ( Guinness £5.20 a pint!!!!). Had a very nice lunch across the road at the Waterside Hotel before boarding the "steamer" with the bikes for the voyage down to Lakeside. Fabulous sunny weather the whole way. The views to revel in and masses of Bluebells to be amazed at. Landed safely at Lakeside and rode back to The Swan for another "snifter" before getting the double-decker back to Ulverston. What a fabulous day out! My little electric bike did famously well!
On Sunday Morning a gang of us led by Peter Winston took down all the Flags around the town. A big job and successfully done. All the flags have to be correctly bundled and then stored ready for issue next year. Any damaged flags have to be repaired by our wonderful group of "sewing ladies". The town always looks dreadfully bare when the flags come down. It's a bit like the day after Twelfth Night when all the Christmas Cards and decorations have come down. Folk are getting ready fro the Big Wedding on Saturday! The window display by Animal Welfare next door to us in Upper Brook Street is brilliant! Make sure you take a peek! We will have the bunting up, and a big Union Jack, of course, as I am proud to be a Royalist and make no bones about that. The weather looks set fair so it should be "a good show"!.