Christian and Andrea Newman
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Mauritius Wedding Sep 2019
We set our hearts on a longer, hotter and more intimate wedding than the UK's traditional cold, expensive and it's all over before you've realised it affair! 🤔
So we each took our two closest family members but didn't tell them where in the world we were all flying to for the wedding!! 🛩️ 🌎
Our guests thought they'd be going somewhere local like an hour to Paris they eventually found out it was Mauritius, Africa 🇲🇺 when we arrived at the flights departure gate! 😮 🤣
Yep, someone of them had not been on a long haul flight for a rather long time so it took a fair amount of persuading🍷🍷 to actually squeeze them all onto the 12 hour flight!! 😅
The experience was beautifully conducted by Daveena and expertly captured by Rajesh our photographer who took over 500 photos of our two weeks in paradise which now take pride of place in a photo book in our lounge! 👀 👌
Christmas Party Dec 2019
A big football match and Anthony Joshua boxing 🥊 meant our Christmas guests started arriving from 4pm! 📺
Luckily most of our guests arrived prepared and fully loaded (in bottles) with Prosecco!! 🍾🍾🍾
We all then spent the the next 6 hours enjoying Andrea's spectacular curry splash 🍛 🍛 before everyone got lively on the karaoke machine!! 🎤
We didn't know our friends were such talented singers 🎥
Will invite Simon Cowell next time 😂
Managed to get the final guests off the karaoke and out the door at 2am!! 🚪
Birthday Celebrations Feb 2020
Our 48 hour adventure to Amsterdam 🇳🇱 was our wedding present from Anthony & Lynda which we'd received in an envelope on our wedding day 🎁 We combined our gift with both Christian & Lynda's birthdays.
We split the 48 hours in two kicking off the first day in The Hague ambling around taking photos of buildings and wandering around the canal.
2nd day we hit the Heineken Experience and hard as you get free 🍺🍺 if it's your birthday! 👌
They're an interesting bunch the Dutch. Not only do they craft beer well. They're communicate directly and effectively which like the beer is rather refreshing 👍
Despite Lynda's recent double hip replacement she showed the three of us how to walk 10 miles around a large city centre in the cold, while smiling and of course taking on-board refreshments 🥂
After a 3 hour journey (🌪️ Storm Ciara) Jean came down and enjoyed the Newman family birthday event at one of London's best pubs in Paddington, London! 🥩🍷
Lunch was following by a Handmade Salted Caramel Toffee Birthday Cake crafted by Andrea's but enjoyed by most of the pubs staff and customers! 🍰 😋
Carrying on the Dutch 🇳🇱 thread we then to our life in our own hands (Coronavirus) and headed to Chinatown and enjoyed a few entertaining hours with Alan and Shelley in the UK's best Dutch Bar! 🍷🍺
Christian's actual birthday was on a working day and a Monday at that! 🤔
At 6pm after a day on the grind and not knowing anything was planned Christian was walked round to the local hotel cocktail bar by a friend.
Laying in wait and ready was the Prosecco Brigade 🥂🥂 and a couple of close friends who made some long trips! 🙏
While the evening started civilised and paired with excellent bar food it evolved into a blur 🤯 with us being the last to leave at 11pm!! 😂
Muddy Mayhem Feb 2020
Shelley & Keith landed nice and early 🌅 Got to the venue and enjoyed half an hour of Zumba 🎶 warm up (in the freezing cold ❄️) The three of us completed the event with 800 crazy others with a smile on our faces!!! 😅 😅😅 The 5k course was around the beautiful surroundings of Knebworth House 🏰 Hertfordshire. We spent the afternoon in recovery mode nursing various bruises with a cold drink or two 🥂🍺 and the evening replacing our lost calories! 😋 🇨🇳 🍛