Sunday, 8 November 2015

Sadly it has been a week of funeral's - starting with David Allen's on the 30th October. It was a wonderfully dignified service with hundreds of people attending and the most moving epitaph.

Very apt....

It still hasn't really sunk in that such an enthusiastic intelligent humorous man is no longer with us.

We then went to Northern Ireland to attend my Auntie Mary's funeral. She had lived in South Africa for forty years but always wanted her ashes to rest in her homeland and be buried in the family grave in Londonderry. She had been ill for some time so it was nice to think that she can now rest in peace. It was also great fun to catch up with the Irish relatives and Mary had a very good send off.
We stayed at Port Rush and although I had been there quite a few times when I was younger I had forgotten how beautiful that coast is. We even had a couple of dips in the sea - Swimming in the North Atlantic in November. Must be mad!?

Port Rush Beach
Coastline above Giants Causeway

View above the Giants Causeway

Giants Causeway - A world heritage site
Incredible hexagonal columns of Giants Causeway

I couldn't believe how spectacular the scenery and countryside was and yet there were hardly any tourists, it is definitely somewhere I would like to go back to and do some more exploring.
Holly and Amy did a great job of looking after the horses whilst we were away. Nick and Harry came in to do the fast work and so far everything is on track and all horses are looking really well.