Category Archives: Gardening
Richard and I spent the weekend in the Midlands as our friend Rob turned 40 yesterday. He had a small soirée of friends and family gathered at his for a lovely evening garden party. Luckily for Rob and Chris the weather was perfect this weekend and everyone was out chatting, and enjoying the weather until late into the evening.
We took a drive to Upton House which is one of our favourite National Trust properties today and capitalised on the lovely weather. It got to 28 degrees and the cool air near the lakes and the pool were particularly welcome.
I think we've been there in all seasons now but I have never seen the gardens in such splendour. This is a true English country garden on the perfect summers day.
We then drove across to Canons Ashby but we had to stop when we saw this field ablaze with colour as it was full of wild poppies. I have never seen so much red in bloom all at once. We found a verge to park the car and take a few snaps before continuing our journey.
We took the tour of the house at Canons Ashby to enable us to cool off and thankfully we did as much more of the house has been opened to the public.
My parents gave Richard some money for his birthday so we decided to treat ourselves and have a cream tea (Canon Ashby's is particularly good).
As ever time was against us though as we had to head back home (it took 3 1/2 hours to drive back). That said it has been a fairly relaxing weekend and although we haven't been on the beach sun bathing, I do believe we have made the best of the weather.
Long may it continue.
I made the most of the brilliant sun light and beautiful landscapes and was a little snap happy today. You can browse my photo selection on Flickr.
Both Saturday and Sunday were pretty full on as we sorted the garden, fitted a new ceiling light in the en suite, patched the house ready for decorating, tidied up, did then ironing and then removed our fitted washing machine and installed a new one as the original went bang yesterday!
Thankfully we had another glorious day today as it’s a public holiday here.
After my run we drove to Woodbridge which is a lovely town on the banks of the Deben River. We enjoyed a lovely stroll along the quay before lunch.
We followed this with a trip to Parnham Airfield Museum. An original WWII airfield complete with bunker etc. We’ve seen them in so many films I cannot believe one still survives.
We then decided to head to Framlingham Castle, unaware there was a Knights Tournament on today!
Quite an actioned packed, fun day
Do we have to go back to work tomorrow?
On Saturday we finally got the time and the weather to sort out the garden. It hasn't been touched since before the winter and was looking quite battered given the long and cold winter.
Richard and I have done an excellent job tidying up and I have planted a whole new set of plants and flowers. It's full of life and colour once again.