Friday 13 May 2016

Friday Smiles

Happy Friday Everyone!

Last week my Hubby had a special Birthday and so we had our special friends to stay for five days to help us celebrate.

This is the card from their youngest son and his family.  I don't think Sue would have chosen this card  hehe! so it's a jolly good job we love Steve!

The week was mainly hot and sunny and we got out and about quite a bit.

We spent a day in Cambridge where we had a punt ride on the River Cam with a wonderful commentary by the young man who did all the hard work.  In the evening eight of us went out for a delicious meal.

On Friday we spent the day in Coventry.   We visited the Cathedral, which is really beautiful and the Transport Museum.

The museum has recently been updated.  They have some beautiful old cars including Queen Mary's Daimler and lots of old bicycles and an amazing collection of Penny Farthings.

We ended our trip there with a ride on an amazing 4D simulator that took us on a land speed record attempt where the car actually broke the sound barrier (760mph)!!  Even though in reality I was just sitting in a theatre (with moving seats) the ride was really scary - but very exciting!

I'm linking up with Annie on her Stitch in Time blog where every Friday she invites us to join in to share things that we have enjoyed during the past week.


Lisca said...

Belated happy birthday to your hubby. Sounds like you had a really good time. Nice weather does help, doesn't it.
I've visited Coventry in the 50s/early sixties and remember seeing the new cathedral which had just been built or was in the process of being built. I think it must have just been finished as I remember going inside. Very moving.
The transport museum sounds fun.
And of course I did smile at that birthday card with the unexplained noises and smells. Haha!
Have a wonderful Friday,

Lisa Andersson said...

Hehe, such a fun card! I can see you´ve had a lot of fun on your trip. Sounds fantastic!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Hugs, Lisa

Cara said...

Yep, that card made me giggle too! Sounds like you had a fab time and with good company too. Cara x

Kathyk said...

Happy belated birthday to your hubby, loving the card


aussie aNNie said...

ha what a fabulous card you received.xx

Annie said...

Oh what a lovely way to celebrate a special birthday. Sounds like you had a very special time.
Annie x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fun card, and I'm glad that last week you have enjoyed your day with exciting activity!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really liked that card, and hope both your friend's son enjoyed his card, and your husband had a wonderful birthday. It sounds like places I would enjoy, especially breaking the sound barrier. I have never seen a Penny Farthing, so that would be a real treat, too. Not sure what a punt ride is, but it sounds truly inspiring. Hope this weekend is equally wonderful.

Lia said...

It sounds that you spent a wonderful time last week to celebrate the birthday. Lovely weather too, so no wonder, you enjoyed!!
Lia xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This card is fabulous, it really made me smile. My Hubby also has a special birthday coming up soon so I might use this as inspiration lol :). Wishing you a lovely weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra X X

cuilliesocks said...

That's a great fun card. Sounds as if you all had a fine time, Kate x

Barb said...

Yes it made us smile too. It's a good job we can laugh at ourselves isn't it Sandra. xx

Lynn Holland said...

What a fabulous birthday you've had.
Lynn x

rachel said...

sounds as though you have had a week of celebrations Barb - good for you! Big hugs rachel x

Carol L said...

It sounds as if you all had a wonderful birthday celebration together! I just love that snarky card too! LOL

Janice said...

It sounds as though you had a fabulous time with your friends and your husband had a special birthday to remember! Great card too!
Janice x

hazel said...

I love this fun card, sounds like you all had a wonderful time.
xxx Hazel.

Greta said...

Oh what a funny card from your son! Sounds like a very special BD celebration for your hubby! I actually went to Coventry when I was in England some 40 years ago & I still have the woven picture from Cash's Woven Pictures hanging on my dressing room wall!

Neet said...

Gosh - hard to imagine travelling at 760 mph - that must have been some experience even though you were stationary in reality.
Sounds as if you had a great time with all those friends, a ride in a punt in Cambridge is something I must do some day - lucky you and lucky husband for having such a wonderful special birthday.
Hugs, Neet xx