This post is mainly for Ming Ming and Jonny's friends back in Shanghai.
Their official marriage ceremony took place
on 14th February this year,
in Wuhan, China.
the first night of their honeymoon was spent at a castle, in Wales.
Alas, I haven't been given an exterior shot of the place,
but this is part of the vast bedroom suite.
I'm not quite sure that Ming Ming
was entirely comfortable under the gaze of those family portraits!
From here they moved on to Jonathan's favourite place,
The Lake District.
Ming Ming soon found out that good walking boots are a must.
No wonder this place attracts so many visitors.
After a couple of days spent soaking up the beauty of the place
they took a drive up to Scotland,
heading to the beautiful island of Lindisfarne,
also known as Holy Island.
A beautiful, mystical, place,
a tidal island, accessible by a causeway
only at low tide.
It is a 'tombolo'
The castle was built from stone
the priory which was founded before the end of 634.
You can see the priory ruins to the left of the next photograph...
the castle is on the far right
lie the village
Better keep an eye on that handbag, Ming Ming,
Frankie will have it off you if she sees it
Francesca really loves pink.
George and I stayed on Lindisfarne
more than 40 years ago.
It hasn't changed very much,
George's parents also stayed on Lindisfarne,
on their honeymoon,
way back in the days before electricity
made it onto the island.
Just seeing these photographs has made me want to visit the island again.
I want to enjoy those views
feel the clean, cold, air.
This is a very early morning shot,
sunrise on Lindisfarne.
This photograph shows the other side of the castle,
the domestic side.
More of that later.