:: two six hour drives, to the North on Friday and back South on Sunday
:: chatting in the car to the friend who came with us, listening to many fascinating stories from the more than eighty years of her life
:: an unplanned Friday night dinner with friends, good company and Belgian waffles
:: packed breakfasts in our budget hotel. Cornflakes, pain au chocolate and orange juice
:: seeing my friend Gail marry her man
:: pie and peas with pickled cabbage and beetroot. Why have I never discovered this amazing combination before?
:: an impromptu decision to visit Stratford-on-Avon for lunch on the way home