TRIPS……

Ireland, London and Brighton December 2008

We spent a fabulous time in Ireland with Shirley, Adrian, Marco and Natalie for Christmas and New Year and felt thoroughly spoilt. It was also less daunting to spend our first Xmas away from SA on our own. We traveled through most of Southern and Western Ireland, where we visited a friend of mine from school days – Mark Cavanagh and got to meet his lovely family. We also went to London, Brighton (where we saw Alison and Sian and met Harry for the first time, he is very sweet), then on through to the New Forest, Stonehenge, Fordingbridge and London. The kids had an amazing time and their frame of reference was so different to ours, from Big Ben being Peter Pan to London Bridge being part of the Fantastic Four…. What fun!!!