I've just realized that this will be the 70th post that I have written since starting my Blog back in October, and I have now gained 30 followers, and made some lovely new friends.
I think one of the main things I have learnt in the short time I have been blogging, is just how much support and encouragement bloggers give to each other. They are there to laugh with you and cry with you, always seeming to come up with just the right words that are needed at any particular time.
Certainly, my new blogging friends have been very encouraging to me in my new venture, and I thank them for that!
Earlier this year, along with a friend, I went on a coach trip to London. On the Saturday evening we enjoyed a visit to the Royal Albert Hall, to see a special anniversary performance of Swan Lake by the Royal Ballet. The ballet was performed 'in the round' which was so much better than on a normal stage.
On the Sunday, we paid a visit to The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Throughout its history, Kew has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits to mankind. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the gardens themselves, as I suppose I was expecting more formal gardens, with lots of roses and cottage garden plants. I now know that Kew is more of an scientific institution. Although I was very impressed by the lily pads in the Tropical House!
The house in the photo was very interesting, and it was just like stepping back into the time of Jane Austen, with all the guides dressed in period dress.