Tuesday 24 October 2023
Tuesday 10 October 2023
Our daughter's partner and I have birthdays just a few days apart so we had three days of celebrating, the weekend and my actual birth date on Monday. Eighty years young! The weather was warm and sunny so on Saturday we took a picnic to the National Trust gardens of KIngston Lacey and ate in style. We stowed away our picnic things after eating and looked round the house before strolling around the gardens. On Sunday we ate lunch outside on the terrace overlooking the sea at Brasserie Blanc. It was such a still, warm day that it was hard to credit that it was October. I went for a morning swim on my birthday and it was glorious. (It was also a statement of, 'eighty, so what!') I was the only person in the water, the sea was calm and warm and only the thought of the preparations for the afternoon entertaining persuaded me to leave the beach.