Monday, 10 June 2013

Summer's here!

Or at least, I hope it is. The last few years we've had a week of glorious weather only to be plunged into grey, drizzly misery for the rest of the year so I've been taking full advantage of the warm, sunny days and working mainly from my garden or the nearby beach. Ah, the benefits of working from home!

Glyn and I joined the National Trust on our visit to Lyme Park last month (hello middle age!) and I'm quite excited about the prospect of free days out for the next year.  This weekend, we headed into North Wales intending to spend a lazy day picnicking in the sun. We ended up in Bodnant Garden, just a short distance inland from Llandudno. I'm more of a wild, untamed nature lover than a pretty garden fan but oh my word! Bondant is without doubt one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. June is a great time of year to go, as the flowers are in full bloom, the trees are lush and green and the entire place is just a riot of colour, but pictures from autumn look pretty spectacular too. Covering 80 acres of land, we only made a dent in the gardens but I'm sure we'll be back before the summer is out. 






  1. Ah, lovely to see some photos of Bodnant! And you were there at the perfect time to see the laburnum walk. Looks like you had a good day for it. That little house by the pond is one of my all-time favourite places. And I'm sure I've seen that pheasant on one of Miss Beatrix's buttons! Helenx

  2. The laburnum arch is amazing! It seems we did choose the perfect time of year to go and we hope to return soon. The pheasant was a little scary as he kept shouting at us...can't believe how loud they are close up! x