Wednesday, 24 June 2009

How our little family spent Fathers Day.

We like to go out on Mothers Day and Fathers Day to celebrate. Unfortunately our parents live quite a distance away, so we usually spend it these days as just the four of us. So for Fathers Day this year we went off to Arundel for a lovely lunch.

These two pictures were the views from my seat. Aren't they beautiful. I loved just sitting there watching the world go by. The River Arun gently flowed behind the plants.
It was one of those restaurants where you order your food at the bar and then it is brought to you. We had Chicken Wings in Hot Sauce to start. Followed by Roast Turkey with all the trimmings. I was very bad and followed that with a mini Eton Mess - my favourite - strawberries, meringue and cream.
It was just nice to sit, chill out and just talk to each other, without rushing around to sort everything for school and normal routine life.

Hubby and me ( I am proud to announce that I am nearly two stone lighter than I was when I started this blog - Yay me!)

There were tables outside on either side of the road where many people were dining and enjoying the Sunday sunshine.

Here is the view of the River Arun. Can you see the castle behind.

There you go - a better view of Arundel Castle for you.

So we had a lovely lunch, then headed off into Arundel and had a walk around the quaint old town.

19 comments:

  1. I love the pic of you and your Hubby. Congratulations on your weight loss. You look fabulous!
    Your pictures are breathtaking and I especially love the castle photo.
    Thanks for brightening my morning.

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  2. Congratulations on losing two stone! I've heard the word stone, but don't know how many pounds it is - that might make a great wondrous word next week!

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  3. Looks lovely. Congratulations on the weight loss. I'm struggling at the mo - actually put ON weight when I tried slimfast! *g* Not quite sure what happened there ;)

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  4. Bermudaonion - there are 14 pounds in a stone. I get the impression you guys whose kilos over there.

    Carmen - I have to recommend Weightwatchers. I tried Slimming World and it never worked, but Weightwatchers has been fab.

    Wisteria - glad you like our little castle - which I still haven't been inside yet. I will have to do it during the hols and give you guys some pics.

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  5. Fabulous post! It's great seeing those pictures, like a mini vacation without leaving my desk. Congrats on losing that much. That is definitely a feat. Keep the pics coming. Have a great week.

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  6. It looks beautiful there - and the meal sounds delicious. Congrats on the weight loss!

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  7. ooh lovely. As for WOYWW - it will be fun to see yours too! And the picture I use on google is really my old workroom. My new one is properly organised and erm, tidier...it's on ma blog, but no idea where!!

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  8. Congratulations on your weight loss! The view there is beautiful! I can't believe you have a castle so close to you. (I'm trying really hard not to be jealous - over here in Oregon a house is "historic" if it's about 100 years old.) I'm glad you guys had such a nice Father's day!

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  9. What lovely photos, and yeah for you on your loss :)

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  10. I am crazy about everything old European, specially castles! Wonderful images. I have been to UK many times (mainly London), but have never really been touring around your wonderful country. I think that should be put on my to-do-list, although I am a bit afraid of the whole left-side driving ;o)

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  11. Sounds like a positively lovely way to spend Father's Day! Thanks for sharing the photos...they're wonderful.

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  12. What beautiful pictures. It looks so lovely and relaxing. Great way to spend the day.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, you look wonderful ~ well done Viv!!

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  14. 2 stone! I'm impressed. Well done to you! And I love that photo of you and your husband. Glad you had a nice Father's Day..

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  15. Oh what a beautiful day! Love the photos. The bright flowers and sunshine has me jealous since it's been raining here non-stop.

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  16. wow, wonderful photos! the castle is so romantic looking.
    you and hubby make a sweet couple.
    congrats on your weight loss!
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  17. Gorgeous pictures! Sounds like you all had a lovely time :)

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  18. Sorry I'm so late here but I'm glad you had a good Father's Day. The pictures are just fabulous. You look great and you and your hubby make such a nice couple.

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  19. I'm late! I'm sorry...

    Your photos are beautiful and I like the one with your husband the most. I'm happy you lost weight!

    I lost about 2kg and hope to continue losing I reach my ideal. :)

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