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sailing and diving around the world
After we delivered the yacht to Guernsey, in the Channel Islands, I flew to Bristol, picked up a rental car, and bombed around the country, and finally arrived in Lowestoft. This really was the highlight of the trip, because I finally was able to visit with my Uncle Mick & Auntie Jen. I hadn't seen my Uncle Mick since I was around 8 years old. My whole life I've had this memory of the coolest Uncle in the world, but he lived on the other side of the ocean. I had a delightful overnight stay with them in their beautiful home in Lowestoft. They designed their home and had it built from scratch. I had fun talking to Uncle Mick, talking about the old day, and finding out all kinds of things about the family that I didn't know. I spent a lot of time admiring his beautiful garden, and I wish I had a better memory because he told me all the names of all of the flowers, a lot of which I took as pics and posted below. Auntie Jen makes a fabulous orange marmalade, which I just finished this morning :( and Uncle Mick makes the best blackcurrant jam (from the blackcurrant bushes in the photo), and I'm trying to make that last as long as possible! :) I wanted to stay longer, but looking at my Uncle Mick was like looking at my late Father. It took my by surprise and made it overwhelmingly emotional for me. I wasn't able to see my cousin Alexia, because she had moved from Lowestoft, to London, by the time I arrived, but I did have some fun surprising my cousin Andrew, in his hair salon.