Finally we managed to meet up with our good friends Kate and Mark, and were spoilt with great food and company (and spent a couple of hot nights at their home, with air conditioning), celebrating the joint birthdays of Maryanne and Mark. AND becuase we arrived so much earlier than we dared to hope, we also got to meet up with our good friend Angie.
Cool Mark and manic Maryanne prepare to eat our Birthday Cake - made by the wonder cook Kate - it was Yummy!
A busy and friendly welcome to Portsmouth, the place that was home for so long. It's great to be back. Now however we have a HUGE list of jobs to get done, and a host of friends to visit with, before we set off for our next leg. Hopefully we manage to mix work and pleasure in the right proportions. :-)