A beautiful day, although I woke up with a sore head after polishing off most of a bottle of prosecco on Saturday night.
Whilst having my toast and coffee for breakfast, a friend rang and asked if I wanted to join their Sunday morning walk so I quickly dressed and joined them in the St John's village car park. There were 5 of us, ladies of a certain age, and we enjoyed a leisurely hike around the lanes behind Tynwald Hill, then up to the lookout at the top of the Arboretum and back down, popping into *Harrods*, the local amenity site, to see if there was anything interesting to repurpose. After an hour or so the walk finished at the end of the Heritage Trail in the tea room, where we shared a pot of tea and carrot cake. We always buy one (large) slice and cut it up to share so we each get a small taster.
I didn't take my camera with me but the views were lovely.
Back home, it was a sandwich and fruit for lunch and a quick tour around the garden to see what is in bloom. Everything looks better in the sunshine...
A sense of deja vu here ! Another blog that I read posted a pic of an evening primrose this morning, and on Saturday I took a photo of a very similar lily on my son's pond! ( he was in Greece ) The fuchsia is looking good. Is it " Mrs Popple"? Looks like one I have.ReplyDelete
I don't know about the fuchsia, it was already here when we moved in 28 years ago. It seems to do well in this part of the country, despite our cool, wet and windy weather so it is obviously a hardy variety.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect day to me.ReplyDelete
The weather certainly helped.Delete
I love meeting up with "the girls." Sounds like you had a great time. The flowers are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I too love getting together with the "girls" - although none of us will see 60 again!Delete
Wonderful flowers! I admire your restraint with the cake...I just couldn't do it!ReplyDelete
After losing 2 stones in weight, I don't want to undo all my hard work!Delete