My sister Jane got married on 3rd September to Will, her long term partner. She has been planning her wedding for over a year, and it all went beautifully. It was a lovely day and all of our scattered family were there. She asked that people did not share photos on social media, but I don't think she would mind a couple of selfies of me in my sparkly dress on here. (Well, one selfie, and one taken by Andy) She looked beautiful and we had a lot of fun getting ready. I was her Maid of Honour, which sounds delightfully old fashioned, and I felt quite princess like! I never have my hair or make up done so the whole experience was really novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Her hairdresser was brilliant, as was her soon to be sister-in-law Joy, who did my make-up, very subtly.
They chose Leeds Castle in Kent as their venue, and it couldn't have been better. It is a beautiful setting, and the whole thing was such fun from the moment we arrived. The staff were amazing and so kind to my slightly flustered pre-ceremony-sister! We stayed in The Maiden's Tower in the Anne of Bohemia room, an experience in itself. So now, if anyone asks, I can say I once lived in a castle!
A Jackdaw posing with a parrot wind vane.
A shiny crow.
A confident duck.
And his sweet friend.
A massive footed Coot.
Some Whooper swans amongst the tiny other birds.
A black swan. These are originally from Australia.
A Kookaburra at the bird display. And a woman I don't know.Seriema. It can kill snakes in its native Brazil or Argentina. This one is young and is called Tash. She was very funny and looks like the road runner when she runs.
I got distracted by the black swan weather vane and now see another bird underneath it.
A Peacock with not many tail feathers left.
A wooden swan.