Here in England, the clocks sprung forward an hour on Saturday, so, at last, the longer days are with us, and it's now light until 7 p.m., which is wonderful.
After my little blip with my health, I am now so thankful to have the strength to work in the garden once again, and the warmer temperatures certainly make you feel like being outside. The lawns are looking lovely, all my tubs are now planted up with colourful pansies, and the new Arbour is up and looking great! (No! I didn't erect the Arbour - hubby did that!).
Because of the wedding reception being held in the garden in June, a new shed has gone up behind the garage. I wish I had taken a 'before' photo really, because it has looked like a junkyard for the past thirteen years (i.e. since we moved in!!), but now it's all nice and tidy.
I tell you ladies, if you need things doing in the garden, just arrange to hold a Wedding Reception there. It's a great excuse to get everything looking hunky-dory!!
Last Thursday, my daughter's partner arranged to look after the two little ones, so we were able to head off to Exeter (which is the County town of Devon, were we live). It was so lovely to be able to spend some time on our own. We browsed the shops, chatted, had a leisurely lunch with wine, and all the time the sun shone.
Part of the Roman old city wall
We had our lunch in an olde worlde riverside pub!
I don't know if anyone else is having trouble with their photographs at the moment. There should have been photos of the magnolias in yesterday's post. They were showing in the preview but then, when the post was published, the photos had disappeared. Likewise the photos in this blog keep disappearing, so I just hope that they will be there when you read this! ( I went back in and inserted the photos of the magnolias again).