|A boat waits to go into Goring-on-Thames Lock.|
|Goring and Streatley Bridge. Down river is Pangbourne and Reading.|
|One of the quiet back waters in Goring|
|The old Goring Mill|
From Goring we retraced our steps across the bridge and went back to Pangbourne village for lunch. Last time we were there it was just before we had flooding in some of the villages by the Thames. July's weather was very different from the continuous rain that was experienced earlier in the year.
|Pangbourne means 'Paega's People's Stream' and was home to a Saxon chief and his followers.|
The sign also shows a pictorial reference to 'The Wind in the Willows' as the author, Kenneth Grahame, lived in the village.
|Lunch in the garden of The Elephant Hotel......|
|....followed by a stroll and a sit down by the river.|
It was good that we could all meet up for a relaxing day by the river. (Our trainee chef grandson 3 had to get back to work later in the afternoon). My sister-in-law and her husband were pleased to be back in Berkshire with their family, of course, and this time we all enjoyed seeing their daughter get married. Now she and her husband are back in Italy and two of their children and partners and some of their grandchildren are also there for the rest of the Summer holidays.
|The happy couple's wedding cake|
Here are some other 'Summer days' in our household........most of the time we've been staying home and going out for a morning or afternoon when the opportunity arises with daughter no 2. This weekend we have some more family gatherings before our local daughter moves to her new house next week which is very exciting as it's in an area new to us all.
|We passed by Stonehenge on our way back from our grandson no 2's garden party in Wiltshire.|
|Back home in S. Yorkshire we celebrated my husband's birthday this week|
with a family bar-b-q, a delicious Pavlova topped with Summer fruits made by daughter no 1
and Prosecco wine. The day before we went to an Italian restaurant.
I hope you've also had a good week. Speak to you soon.