Wednesday, 18 May 2011
It feels like a looong time ago now since I was on the south coast of England enjoying a short break meeting up with friends from the UK and US. We had a lovely time and the weather was hot hot hot! I avoided London due to "smog warnings" and stuck to the countryside. Spring was in evidence and the trees were looking wonderful. We do *have* trees and woodland in Orkney but they are rarer than south, so to have trees everywhere was lovely.
Generally we just visited open gardens - my only stipulation was that a tea room was to be at hand. I'm afraid Scottish High Tea does not equal a good English Afternoon Tea. I loved the three tier cake stands with sandwiches cut small, scones, cream and jam on the second layer and finally wee cakes (fancies) on the top. Yum..... needless to say I need to lose some weight since returning home....sigh..... I expected walks around a garden or through a wood to eat up some calories at least! And yes I did get very petulant when it appeared we were lost in a bluebell wood and I thought the tea shop (with cake) would be shut before we found our way out..... I know what it takes to survive.....!
Peony - I live these though they don't last long....
I love a bluebell wood......
I dream of having a garden like this!
This statue was entitled Spring Awakening..... where's her vest!!