Monday, 20 February 2012

A Silver Celebration

This weekend we went to celebrate Ian's sister Lynne and John's 25th Wedding Anniversary.  The event was hosted in the quiet sleepy village of Alfriston, East Sussex at The Star Inn which is a 13th century timber-framed building noted to be one of the oldest inns in the country. Until around 1520 it was known as the Star of Bethlehem and was run by the monks of Battle Abbey as a shelter for pilgrims.  (Interesting fact #1)

Once we had settled ourselves into our room we went for a little walk around the village.  It mainly consists of a market square and 3 streets, North, East and High Street (interesting fact #2)
The town is popular with ramblers as it is a direct route through the South Downs Way (interesting fact #3)  I loved looking in the shop windows and was pleased to see they have already started to decorate in readiness for the Diamond Jubilee. Even though it is a small village there were plenty of places to eat a cream tea, and if you notice in the picture above one such establishment was directly opposite a small street of houses, I'm not sure if I fancy living so close to those tempting cakes in the window.
The wedding ceremony was heartfelt and emotional with readings from both Lynne and John, her 3 boys and many friends.  They are certainly a well loved couple.
We then sat down to a wonderful 3 course meal followed by a good old fashioned family disco. I really enjoyed myself and danced and sang to many a good tune. 
I'll leave you with these 2 pictures..........
mmmmm, should I be worried that Ian found the name of our suite amusing?
Ta 'ra for now.
Lynetta Xx

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