Family Celebrations Part 2

As promised here is part two of the celebrations. A day of many adventures and material for a great story. The couple looked lovely with beautifully matching outfits.

The happy couple

Being just 4 of us, myself, my husband and the couple a different more cosy room was offered us in the hotel, the Earl of Warwick’s room (not sure where he went). Unfortunately, my other son and his wife, were stuck in the US with Covid and Ruby – mother, mother-in-law and granny – was suffering from a very bad cold, so 7 became 4, with a promised re-match.

My daughter-in-law, Mafalda, would have worn her necklace with this superb dress but couldn’t get it out of the safe and a locksmith was called by the hotel. As a result of this inconvenience both our champagne and wine were given free of charge. We had just begun our meal with no sign of the safe cracker when we were informed by the manager that he had suffered a car accident on the way and so would be even later!

The meal finished we set off for a long walk down the drive and into the town centre of Tewkesbury.

View over Tewkesbury from the hotel

On the way I caught my foot and had a tumble. Fortunately, nothing more than a banged knee and a slightly pulled shoulder. On into town for a good walk and to view the flood waters, then back for tea with the cake we had brought with us. It was lovely and supposed to be gluten free but the lady making it forgot and so she made an additional 12 cakes for me – not that I needed so many.

A little after tea we decided to enjoy the facilities of a heated indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna, and very lovely they were too. However, we had not long been back at my son and his wife’s room to change when the lights all went out. A power cut at the hotel and over 400 surrounding houses! Although we drove them into town for a meal we were later informed that the power was still off the following morning and the hotel had reverted to its own generator for power until the following day! At least my son and his new wife got that night free of charge but didn’t want to enjoy the cold swimming pool.

You really couldn’t make up such an adventure. A lot of catastrophises and a lot of freebies!!

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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