Thursday, 30 June 2011

Couldn't Wait to share this with you!

On Tuesday, we went for a walk after work because the weather was so good, warm and sunny. We set off from a car park in Glastonbury, for the Tor. However, to get there, we had to hit the High Street. We therefore, especially as it was more than time for tea, stopped off at The Hundred Monkeys for a ploughman's, which we both have to say, is the best we have ever tasted! All from local ingredients. Somerset Cheddar and Brie!
On leaving there, we ventured on, passing the Chalice Well Garden, a peaceful place which I have visited once before, then up the hill to the Tor.
This is the view from about halfway up the hill. Doesn't it look great in the sunshine? But then, as is England's way.............enticing you to do something outdoorsy and then................ can see how fast it changed! We could see the rain coming across, so as Steve didn't have a raincoat with him and had laughed at me for taking mine, we beat a hasty retreat! And then? Well you can the time we arrived back at the car the sun had the audacity to come back out! That was our Tuesday evening!

This is just a taste of where I work.

These are our school gardens. Partly a memorial garden (the gravel garden), but I wanted you to be able to enjoy the wild flower garden with me. I believe it was planted by the children.

Just round the corner from here, there is also a raised bed kitchen garden,where the children grow crops such as potatoes, peas, onions and there is even a grape vine!

Wednesday night, we arrived home from work, having previously receiving a text from Bec reminding us that she was preparing tea with Lee's help. Well what a surprise!  When we were allowed further than the living room, we were given a Pimms (yum!), then we were invited into the garden, where the very overgrown grass had been cut! The table had been placed out there, complete with cloth and a posy of flowers from the garden and the most delicious looking sandwiches and salad goodies placed on top of doilies ( I had forgotten I had made them!).
Thank you Bec and Lee! It was delicious! It made our evening!

I have also finished some knitting! Actually, I finished this a couple of weeks ago, but only just got round to having someone take the photo. I used the Tapan Zee pattern, which is available from the free online magazine, Knitty. Here is a link to the latest issue

Here it is in the making...................


  1. That cardi looks great on you!! the wildflower garden is very soothing....

  2. Thank you! Yes the garden is SO beautiful! I love it! I was worried because we had had so much rain and lots of wind, I thought it would wreck the flowers before I got any photos, but they are native and so very resilient!

  3. Absolutely lovely.... and the jumper (oh and the model !!!!!!)