Did the weather smile on us?
Yes, yes and thrice I say yes!
Did I wear the wrong footwear?
All the way there, it rained.
So we optimistically said that it was going to be an experience whatever the weather.
Secretly I was thinking if I hadn’t spent all that money
on pre-booking the tickets, we could have blown it out.
You know how it is.
You make some special arrangements because you want to make a memory, and then the good old English weather rains all over it.
But as soon as we parked up, the sun came out!
We tested loads of the amazing different scented roses,
and then tested some delightful sandwiches and cakes
for afternoon tea…
Everything split right down the middle – fair and square!
Very posh in the Allium Restaurant,
just before the crowds piled in!
Met a very nice Viking today…
He had a nice little house;
bit of a fixer upper, but hey ho.
Prime turf, Hampton Court’s not cheap, you know…
Two years ago, I went with my Mum,
which was also lovely.
That was a treat.
The Alliums were out in force then too…
and I remember the weather was kind to us then too.
The only fly in the ointment today was my boots.
I KNEW it. I blimming KNEW it.
As we climbed on the shuttle bus first thing, I thought to myself,
I really ought to change into my sandals.
Hadn’t worn my expensive
because I thought the Allium Restaurant might not appreciate my traipsing through their posh westawon (that’s French).
Oh mon Dieu!
So I wore these newish leather boots just in case it wained.
And all I can say is they CWIPPLED ME.
Blisters on me blisters.
Didn’t spoil the day, but certainly shortened it!!
Put it down to experience.
And THANK goodness I didn’t wear those puppies to Glastonbury!!!
Got to go.
Time for tea.
Making the most of Grace’s visit,
whilst trying to prep for the retreats.
Early rise is the clear solution.
What is it with kids and sleep ??
Gracie aka Sleeping Beauty could kip until lunchtime
if I didn’t go and torment her until she is up!
Facetimed Mark in California as soon as we got home,
because we had heard about the riots in Oakland.
Guess where he was.
Yep. Another sleeping cherub.
All good. All safe.
Love & Hugs,