Family came for the weekend, Gill bringing this lovely bouquet of flowers, the lilies now scenting the dining room.
On Sunday we traveled to Wales to visit the grave of my mother-in-law at her childhood home in a peaceful, green valley that was looking very beautiful on such a gentle summer's day. From there we went to look around the Museum of Welsh life where buildings from all over Wales have been rebuilt to show the history of the country. This row of cottages was built for iron workers in 1800 and the interiors have been furnished from that date, moving forwards in each dwelling up to the 1960's.
Great pains are taken to make both house and garden authentic to each period.
The band was playing as we looked around. What would be for sale in the Gwalia stores?
Many of the firm names were familiar to me and some of them are still going strong. Other smaller shops were dotted about the museum.