Another day, another house and gardens, this one a National Trust property just outside Cardiff. The gardens less formal than yesterday, but a sculpture here and there.
The sun shone intermittently but the moisture in the air did not dampen our enthusiasm.
We stopped for the obligatory cream tea and wandered around the stalls where books were being sold. Debbie bought 3 wisdens at a knock down price. For drop everything and read at school I got of photo of me reading one.
A short drive to Cardiff for some shopping, oh and a glance at the principality stadium!
We booked to see the film Hampstead and the cinema is a short walk from where we are staying. The film was funny, poignant and based on a true story. Truly delightful. A burger at Five Guys followed with a stroll home to a face pack, strawberries and casino royale.
Onc again,exhausted from our wanderings, bed is welcome and much cooler, so hopefully a good niht’s sleep😴😴😴😴😴😴
Where has this year gone? We are 5/6th into this year with eight weeks to go until Christmas. With this in mind I have used my time off this week starting preparations and have even bought a few presents! There is still lots to do, and with nine for dinner on Boxing Day I will ensure all is in place.
Halloween 👻 is tomorrow and Nina and jay’s pumpkins 🎃 will be lit tomorrow evening.
But this week has also given me time to just be. I had a memory from last year pop up via Facebook when I last lunched with my dear friend Sian. I have made cards, met another friend’s grandson, cooked and today, enjoyed a lovely walk through Norsey Woods with Georgina.
Autumn colours are a sight to behold: the reds, russets, golds, greens and browns. Nature is a marvellous thing and each season brings its own splendour.
I love the droplets from mists on leaves and dew laden spider webs.
What I don’t look forward to, is the mole like existence that will prevail over the next few weeks, both leaving for and from work in the dark! This is all part of the season that is autumn closely followed by winter.
Perhaps these cuties have lost their way to the North Pole?
November is a busy month so I will have to be organised! 🍁🍂🎄
Absolutely love this as purple flowers have broken through, ready to burst into a cacophony of bloom within the next few days. Nature is a wonderful thing, as every year we see plants come to life, propagate and fill the garden with colour and form. I have had these bulbs for two years and this is the first time they have flowered.