We ventured out for the first time, and went to Barnsdale Gardens, to meet up with my sister for a surprise Birthday picnic.
The weather had broken and the rains came down, but between showers we did explore these lovely gardens, created by the lovely Geoff Hamilton - late of BBC Gardeners World.
Which broke us in nicely for a visit to a local garden that was open at the weekend with the National Open Gardens scheme.
I pass this house every time I visit DD, but i would never have guessed at what was hidden behind the house.
and lots of little nooks that needed exploring.
And then there's our garden, and thank goodness that we have one. It has pretty much been stripped back to the bones, after being left to it's own devices for decades before we moved in.
It really is taking shape, and I have managed to get most of it planted up with things brought from our old house.
Though we have invested in some new plants, including this beautiful rose. Named Olivia Rose - well, we had to have this one as that is the name of our first grand daughter.
The Delphiniums have been happy to be out of their pots and in the garden
|and the bees welcomed them|
I have also had time to tend my (ever growing😳) collection of succulents
|gifted from a friend|
I have been doing a little bit of sewing - a reading cushion birthday gifthis tutorial from Pink Penguin. it really is a simple but pretty little bag
I have had to dive into my stash, to make a little rug as SOMEONE (it's not me and there is only two of us here) keeps coming in in
his their gardening shoes
|just a bit of quilting to go|
Mr T and I had a bit of a Celebration for our 40th Wedding anniversary - we were invited to DD for our lunch and No1 son and family were there too. 😊
It was lovely to see the cousins together again
|Love Struck Uncle|
|Little Mr L trying on his new school uniform!! |
Young Mr C is such a happy little chap 😊
This morning I needed stem ginger in syrup for a recipe, but had none in the cupboard, so I made some myself 👌
Should keep me going for a while, and so much cheaper than buying a jar!!!!