a week off…well sort of

I have done a little work this week, but I cannot share that just yet. Pretty much Mark and I have had a week off. We did some work in the garden (which is looking lovely, if I do say so myself)…

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more garden photos

It was my birthday this week and although a hip and knee arthritis exercise and pain management class might not be everyone’s favourite way to spend their birthday, it was pretty good…and dinner at The Circus restaurant in the evening was totally awsome!

We also had day trips:

Bradford-on-Avon

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more Bradford-on-Avon photos

 

Westonbirt Arboretum

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more Westonbirt photos

 

Bristol Zoo

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more Bristol Zoo photos

 

Tomorrow normal programming resumes…getting ready for my stall at the Larkhall Festival on Saturday.

 

 

raindrops on roses

Last week the heat really got to me. I just ground to a halt, gave in and decided it didn’t really matter if my Etsy shop didn’t open until this week. Last night was the hottest, stickiest night of all. I couldn’t sleep and soon after 03.00 was up and watching the lightning as it flashed and flickered for well over an hour. Then just after dawn it finally rained; that sort of violent rain that looks like steel rods in its determination to reach the ground. The heaviness lifted and cool air began to waft in…bliss.

lovely lobelia
lovely lobelia
raindrops on the hanging basket
raindrops on the hanging basket
raindrops on the yellow flowering shrub whose name I always forget
raindrops on the yellow flowering shrub whose name I always forget
rose petals
rose petals
wondrous raindrops
wondrous raindrops
apple crumble yet to be
apple crumble yet to be
raindrops on the alchemilla mollis
raindrops on the alchemilla mollis

Now I feel able to get on and finish photographing bags…