I love weekends, especially the ones where you have done everything during the week, all that is left to do is have a nice time for two days.
This weekend was one of those, we had my youngest son and his girlfriend visit, we saw nice things, ate nice things, enjoyed each others company, and we managed to fit in the all important relaxing doing nothing.
However I feel all that was lacking was three more days.
Who decided that we work five days and have two days off? Whoever it was got it the wrong way around.
Here are a few images from my weekend
Hillier’s Arboretum, Art in the garden.
Now you know what to do with all those plastic flower pots.
The wedding guest, so elegant.
I Phone’s take great pictures.
Editing your I Phone pictures is serious business!
The wedding guest belongs in my back garden!
Winchester City Mill
Yes, we have had snow in the U.K this May, however this is blossom.
The magnificent Winchester Cathedral, never fails to amaze me.
Enjoy you’re weekends whatever you do, they are very precious.
And before I get told of again, a few of the above photographs are my husbands!
I am one very happy person today.
It’s snowing, Mr B couldn’t get to work, I’ve had hot chocolate with cream and brandy all before 1pm, we’ve been for a walk and taken loads of pictures, everywhere looks beautiful, we are cooking some nice soup and a tasty chicken, plus cake, lots of cake.
My conservatory roof is laden with snow, every now and again it has its own small avalanche. Sitting inside the conservatory is like being in an igloo, its fantastic.
Make the most of the snow it probably wont last very long, keep warm, keep safe, and enjoy the beauty of it all.
Days like today don’t come around that often, they are very special, enjoy.
House sorted? Check
Present wrapped? Check
Shopping done? Check
Decorations up? Check
Cards sent? Check
Right then I think we will go and get copious amounts of fresh air with not a bauble or shop in sight!
So it’s off to Hillier Arboretum in Ampfield near Romsey Hampshire.
This is were my brother has a plaque on a garden bench.
Whenever I visit it seems to be raining or someone else is sitting on it, this time I got to sit here for a while. Merry Christmas Colin.
He has a very nice view.
A nice break from all the hustle and bustle that is Christmas, do one small thing you like doing in peace and quiet this Christmas, you deserve it and will feel better for it, even if it’s only for 30 minutes.
I’m back in body if not in spirit, well actually I’m not too sure about the body being back if I’m honest.
Coming back from holiday is very abrupt I find, one minute you are on holiday the next minute boom, your into three weeks of dirty washing, sorting out mail, friends and relatives visiting with their news, (which is nice don’t get me wrong).
We were awake for 35 hours from leaving New England to going to bed, which I found, and am still finding hard to cope with. Am I the only one who finds airports and all the security very stressful? Why do you instantly feel like a criminal?
Enough of the moaning, the holiday was amazing, and it’s oh so nice to be home, eating from your own kitchen and sleeping in your own bed.
The other morning was a beautiful frosty sunny morning, I would like all mornings to be like that from now on, or at least until we have snow, please we must have snow this year.
I managed to take a few pictures of the frost once I located my camera, nothing has been sorted yet from our unpacking as we were launched straight back into work.
So here they are, my first bit of nice back in the U.K.
We bought some lights from Cable and Cotton some time ago, and just before we left for the USA they stopped working, so I bought new bulbs and ordered some new red spheres to update them in time for Christmas. They had arrived whilst we were away and will be featured in a blog very soon. They are so nice and can be used in all sorts of ways. Take a look at their website for something a bit different.
I dont know about you but I’m getting in the Autumn mood, so I thought just to get you into the mood I would show you some of my old photographs of my past Autumn/Fall trips to New England. I apologise for the quality of the photographs, but still thought they were worth looking at.
Don’t think Halloween (although I have to say they do it so well, just good fun and family stuff for anyone aged 0 to 100), think more just celebrating harvest and all the beautiful colours and smells and food that that brings.
By the way almost everyone decorates the front of their house’s for the fall and get this, nothing gets vandalised not even in the middle of Boston which is like a mini London, imagine that!!!!!!!!