Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Vineyard Wedding

My co-conspirator on the twoviews blog got married at the weekend, and Jules and Rysz chose the most stunning location of Denbies Vineyard near Dorking in Surrey to have both the wedding and the reception. It is strange, because over the years I have driven past it many times without ever realising that it was there. It was not a difficult decision to decide to stay over night at the farmhouse cottage on site for bed and breakfast. 

The happy couple enjoyed a lovely service, and after photos and a champagne reception we were treated to lunch overlooking the estate drinking the English wines from the estate, which I have to admit were surprisingly good.

After the meal the wedding guests were given a tour of the vineyard. It is harvesting time and the grapes being harvested in 2012 will make it to the bottle in 2015 so its quite a lengthy process.

The happy couple danced the night away with a live band and disco providing the evening entertainment. I could not have felt happier for Jules and Rysz who deserve absolutely every happiness in the world, and it was a truly magical day. After such a happy day I still am holding out on the hope that one day I will get to experience this wedding day bliss for myself :)

Before leaving on the Sunday morning I took a short stroll with my camera after breakfast on a wonderfully sunny morning, which showed autumn looking its finest at this time of the year. What a blooming marvellous weekend!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

On The Change

It's that beautiful time of the year when summer has left us and autumn is taking hold with the leaves on the trees beginning to turn gold preparing to drop. The mornings are pretty cold, but the sun is still strong enough to warm things up during the day. I must admit to hating the cold mainly due to having to work in pretty cold conditions during the winter months. However this time of the year is lovely as it is not yet too cold and there is stunning beauty absolutely everywhere.

With blue skies and an early morning mist slowly being burnt away by the sun it was absolutely perfect for an early morning walk. It was cold enough to be wearing fingerless gloves first thing, but there can't be too many people who can work in such an idyllic location. Of course I won't be saying that when it is freezing in a couple of months time.

And maybe as the seasons are changing there might be some change around the corner for me? 2012 has been a year of highs and lows, and it would be nice to enter the final couple months on an upward spiral welcoming some good fortune into my life and those close around me.