Saturday 16 July 2022

St Swithin's Day

Yesterday was St Swithin's Day and not a drop of rain fell. Quite different from 55 years ago when we were married! (But they say that rain on your wedding day is good luck and it has worked well for us.) We celebrated with lunch at one of our favourite local places, the Talbot in the lovely village of Mells. We always take a look in the church and churchyard when we visit. I usually take flowers for the 1st World Wat poet, Siegfried Sassoon's grave but, because of the extreme heat, had decided not to. I regretted my decision when I saw that no one had left a remembrance. There are well-known names to be seen in the church interior. Most stricking is the equestrian statue by Alfred Munnings and most moving the simple wooden cross brought home from the battlefield.
After out meal (the chocolate dessert was good!) we had a wander round the walled garden.

Monday 11 July 2022

Summer living

The sun shines, we are gorging on fruit from the garden, the roses are blooming, so life is sweet! The rose, 'Cinderella' flowers well in fine weather but is miserable in the rain. The little 'Raubritter' flowers is a 'good doer' and behaves well whatever the weather. It is unusually warm at the moment. Sun hats are being worn. My friend Janet, seen here with her two Irish terriers, arrived with the present of a headband for my hat. We were out and about socializing at the weekend, hat and headband on throughout. Take a look at my Miss Cellany blog to see our musical weekend.