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Sunday morning, end of May.

kate123

By kate123

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After many, many weeks, we managed to meet up with OH’s Mum in Willerby yesterday, not too far away..
We social distanced in the back garden under the shade of a parasol, relaxing on some comfy chairs, catching up after a while apart.
I snapped some of her roses, aquilegia and some other flowers in the garden. I’m not a bedding plant lover, but she is, and has a lot of pretty coloured ones.
It was a lovely, warm morning. Great to sit, have a cuppa and a really good chinwag.
We’ll see her this weekend as it’s her 81st birthday.

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You have a good eye for the camera. The back lit photos really bring out the natural beauty. Are those begonias? One of my faves.

1 Jun, 2020

 

Beautiful plants,beautifully displayed and beautifully photographed. Your M-I-L's garden must be lovely 'in the round'.
Enjoy next weekend with her.

1 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Paul that’s a very lovely comment and yes, they are begonias. One of her faves! They are a lovely colour, I have to say.

1 Jun, 2020

 

I bet your MIL really enjoyed your visit. My favourite photo is the first one, but they are all lovely. I have also been out and about today, mostly taxi driving my OH to the Golf and my Son to the Garage, but I went to the supermarket as well. It felt a lot more 'normal'. Couldn't get in the GC though...queues too long again. Picked up three Osteos and a houseplant in the Supermarket though :)

1 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Anget! Very kind of you, much appreciated! She loves to potter, despite having a gardener, she still likes to do most of it herself! My partner’s Dad passed away many years ago and he was the gardener, but she has carried on maintaining what he enjoyed so much.

1 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Karen, thank you for your lovely comment! Yes, she really did enjoy seeing us. Her best friend had popped round for pizza and wine a few day before. So, she’s. A thing up now.
Thank heavens for the supermarkets, they have been selling some lovely plants whilst the GC’s have been closed.
I haven’t been to a ‘proper’ GC yet due to the thought of big queues, but I’ve been to a small nursery which was quieter.
It’s nice to see things normalising to an extent again, especially with your husband playing golf. Sounds like you’ve been busy getting around and all over today, especially in this lovely weather! Bet it definitely felt a little like being back to normal!! ;-)

1 Jun, 2020

 

It did Kate, which is good. I might visit my favourite nursery instead...but its more than 5 miles away, so strictly speaking I shouldn’t.

1 Jun, 2020

 

Jings, I forgot about that ruling. Can you drive as the crow flies????? Any short cuts?

1 Jun, 2020

 

Sadly, no. Its about 11 miles from here to Arbroath, but only a couple of miles to Dobbies. If only I had a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

1 Jun, 2020

 

Must have been so enjoyable for you all...and to have this weather.Great set of photos. I swear that gardening extends all our mental health.If I had to lock down without the smallest patch of garden to enjoy,it would have been much harder.

1 Jun, 2020

 

Doesn’t bear thinking about does it?

1 Jun, 2020

 

Sure we all agree with that Meadowland! I'm not sure if the new five mile rule applies in Wales but I chose to assume that it does and went down to the beach for a long desired paddle. Oh it was LOVELY!
So glad you were able to visit Kate. It will be so nice to actually see people instead of just telephoning. Your M-in L's garden looks beautiful and the photos are superb. What a pleasure! Enjoy the birthday party!

1 Jun, 2020

 

That’s a pity, Karen, about not having access to Chitty either or Mary Poppins magical umbrella! Hoping the guidelines change soon for you.
Definitely agree with all of you! Gardening is such a rewarding, enjoyable part of life isn’t it! It’s very much good for the mental health of everyone.
Thanks Julia and Sue, it’s amazing what we all take for granted - not in a selfish way - just what has been the norm for us pre covid.
Thank you again for your lovely comments too, think she’s really looking forward to her birthday party even if we can’t hug! 🥰

1 Jun, 2020

 

Sue, I meant to say it sounds lovely that you managed to have a paddle at the beach! I’ve never been to Wales, but those beaches always look absolutely beautiful!

1 Jun, 2020

 

Beaches in Wales are some of the very best,and I mustn't forget the Cornish ones!

1 Jun, 2020

 

Kate if you try Wales venture down the the south west. It has a lot of similarities with Cornwall but not normally so many people. (except in August when we stay home...)

1 Jun, 2020

 

Yes, we take so much for granted Kate. Not in a bad way, as you say...its just we are used to so much leisure, convenience and socialising opportunities. Remember growing up...a cafe was a rare thing. I used to meet my friends in the bakery cafe in town. It was the only place like that back then. I wish I could remember the name of it!! And as for going out for lunch!? Unheard of! You might get a pub supper if you were very lucky. Scampi in a basket! Lol!

1 Jun, 2020

 

I must just say...Scottish beaches are fantastic! :)

1 Jun, 2020

 

During my teenage years,there was only one cafe to visit for coffee...it was the thing to do then..
My friends and I spent hours over one cup of coffee!
It was in Penzance called the Admiral Benbow.

1 Jun, 2020

 

lovely blog Katie. Willerby is a lovely area. I used to teach at Wolfreton[ both sites] did your other half go there?

I have lots of plants that I haven't been able to sell as the plant fairs have all be cancelled. If you are interested in seeing what I have Katie drop me pm and i'll let you have a list :o)

1 Jun, 2020

 

I'm glad you could visit oh's mother at last, and many happy returns of the day to her for the week end. She has some lovely plants :)

2 Jun, 2020

 

Haha, this sounds like a best beach contest! Aren't we lucky that in such a small island we have so much beauty to choose from?

2 Jun, 2020

 

I have to agree, it does sound like a best beach contest!😂
You’re right Sue, the British Isles has a wealth of beautiful coastlines and countryside. I must admit to liking Scarborough beach, Hornsea nice too, along the east coast.
Karen, I remember my parents taking my sister and I for high tea/bar meals. Prawn cocktail, Fish and chips with green peas and side salad then finish off with Black Forest gateau!!! We did this quite often, it was a lovely treat. We felt really grown up!
Thank you, Hywel. That’s really kind, think she’s really looking forward to it - fingers crossed the rain has been and gone!
Thank you Eileen, yes, he did go to Wolfreton. Says he can still smell the rubber floors!!!
He left upper school in 1985. ( he went to Carr Lane, then Wolfreton Lower.) ps. I’ll have a think about the plants, that’s kind of you.

2 Jun, 2020

 

Beautiful photos, beautiful flowers, thank you for sharing and glad you were able to visit family members again!

2 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks kindly, Sunnydais :-)

2 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you Paul, :-)

2 Jun, 2020

 

Well, what to say? Gorgeous flowers and photographed so well! Thanks for sharing them with us Kate ... :o)

3 Jun, 2020

 

I joined the staff in Sept 85 so we just missed each other. Did he know there is a new build on the Carr lane site and the South Ella Way site is a flattened field waiting development.

So no more mound behind the science and tech block at lower school.

of course think about the plants. I didn't mean to pressure you :o)

3 Jun, 2020

 

Oh I bet that was a lovely treat for all of you, so pleased you'll be able to celebrate her birthday Kate, hope the weather is good for you, we've been going through a heatwave but thankfully, its cooled down today, we're desperate for rain but even though we have plenty of cloud we've had approx 20 spots, YES !!! I got so excited I counted them on the glass table, how sad is that, LOL...
I've been round the corner to my youngest daughters, we had a cuppa and a chat in the garden , both my grandkids were at home so they sat a the table and I was across the garden on the bench, it felt so good, sadly even though we are now allowed to travel as long as we come back home, we cannot visit my son at Boston, both him and his wife have had Corona virus, he has recovered well but his wife is still suffering, she even got taken to hospital which scared the life out of them, luckily after monitoring her for a few hours, they deemed it safer to return her home again, so far their daughter has not succumbed, fingers xx that remains the case.....

3 Jun, 2020

 

You have lovely Aquilegia s great colour love the golden rose.

4 Jun, 2020

 

Hi Lincslass, apologies for the late reply! Gosh, I hope your daughter in law is doing ok? What an absolutely terrifying time for both of them, and the family too. Thank heavens your granddaughter is ok!
I’m sorry you haven’t been able to get to Boston to see your son, but, pleased you got to visit one of your children along with seeing the grandchildren too! I bet you all enjoyed catching up face to face and just being together!
We’ve been to my partner’s Mum today, luckily we pitched a large gazebo up to keep dry and warm..ish. We had drinks and cake, and we all had a nice time despite the chillier weather and the odd shower!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Thanks Dawn ☺️

7 Jun, 2020

 

Kate, going back to beaches - Scarborough beach was the first I had ever seen empty off season, so it has a special place in memory. Before that I used to wonder how the photographers for postcards used to find all those lovely empty ones!

7 Jun, 2020

 

Sue, I remember as a child of roughly 9 or 10, we were on holiday in Northumberland, it was during a school holiday but not summer. It wasn’t freezing cold, we needed jackets but I recall my parents, my young sister and I going onto the beach with deckchairs and a picnic! We were the only people on the beach! Bizarre!
Scarborough is a really nice town, lovely beaches there, would’ve been quite something to have seen it empty!

7 Jun, 2020

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