It was a bit bright that day.

After our brief but enjoyable few days with the Owlers, we headed down to Southampton to stay with my very dear friends Sarah and Lloyd in their little home. I was so so excited to see them, as we are very close, and it has been really tough for all of us to be apart from each other.
The week we spent there was so beautiful, such good weather and wonderful adventures, interspersed with picnics and impromptu music practice. I was very very sad to leave.

We went on some outings with Sarah. (Lloyd had to work, of course, but we saw him in the evenings and weekend) We went to Salisbury and out to see Stonehenge! It was pretty surreal. I thought we might have to stand miles away, or the surroundings would be all “touristy” but actually we got quite close, and the whole presentation was pretty tasteful! I’d love to go back and explore the surrounding area. There are miles of walking trails and old barrows to roam around. You could spend a whole day there easily!

Also during our stay, Sarah and I seized the opportunity to take some portrait photos of each other, which was great, and resulted in some photos of her that I’m very happy with, and some photos of me which are the best ones I’ve had for ages!!

(Apologies for the lack of pictures of Lloyd. He doesn’t really like being in front of the camera much so I try not to do it unless it’s really necessary. He is in the film journal though!)

During a walk, Sarah suddenly declared "Those buttercups! I want to get in them!" So she did.

During a walk, Sarah suddenly declared “Those buttercups! I want to get in them!” So she did.

One of our adventures took us to Salisbury.

One of our adventures took us to Salisbury.

Some great countryside views.

Some great countryside views.

Look! It's the real-actual Stonehenge!

Look! It’s the real-actual Stonehenge!

Oooooh!

Oooooh!

It was a bit bright that day.

It was a bit bright that day.

There were heaps and heaps of these big crows about, I liked them a lot, they gave the place even more atmosphere.

There were heaps and heaps of these big crows about, I liked them a lot, they gave the place even more atmosphere.

Also in Salisbury, we visited the cathedral, and it WAS pretty impressive. Though I must say, I liked St Albans better.

Also in Salisbury, we visited the cathedral, and it WAS pretty impressive. Though I must say, I liked St Albans better.

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And a couple of “outtakes” for fun!

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This is my “Ha! You still have the 10 second timer on!” face.

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A-mazing. Just look at that shoe.