A day with the Allens

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Oct 01, 2012

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Tredegar Caravan Park

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Reunion day today with Jamie, Natalie and family. Jamie picked us up at lunchtime today and the three of us, ( Nat had to stay at work ) drove to this gorgeous little country pub for lunch. Jamie is a vet here in Newport and at the moment has six surgeries and is in the process of adding two more to his empire. He looked a little stressed at first but soon relaxed. It was nice of him to take the day off today, well most of it anyway. As you probably know Jamie , his parents and siblings used to live near us.I used to drive Jamie and various other kids to the school bus stop every morning, the girls used to sit in the back and bitch about having to go to school and Jamie and I used to sit in the front smiling about it all. Good times.
Anyway we visited Jamie and Nat here last year and made sure to catch up again this year. After the most delicious lunch of fish and real chips, Jamie took us to have a look at his newest surgery. Lots of renovations going on and hopefully next month will be opening time. Next stop was his home, Natalie was home by then and it was nice to see her again, also the kids, who of course have grown so much. Lots of hours spend playing with the kids and chatting about old times . We all decided to have dinner out as well, no time for cooking anyway. Hopped in the car again and had another nice pub dinner. They do it so well here. All too soon it was time to call it a day and say our goodbyes. Always a little sad to say good bye but we hope to make one more visit before we go back to Oz. Hopefully we can stick to the plan.
So here we are, tummies over filled with two big meals We won't need to eat tomorrow that's for sure.
Lovely day today, good to catch up . Tomorrow back on the road again, heading a little further west in Wales. Partial sun today but they keep telling us that it is going to improve. Today was not too bad realy.
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