Reasons to be cheerful number one...
I woke early so read in my bed and then made a cooked breakfast. The whole day strectched before us. No work to go to, all housework done; empty hours to be filled as we wished.
Reasons to be cheerful number two...
We pottered in the garden. Later Steve went to get his hair cut and I made a point of actually sitting with a cup of tea and enjoying my garden. A friend and I were saying yesterday that we rarely just sit and enjoy our gardens - we are always working in them! Not this morning - well for 10 minutes anyway!
Reasons to be cheerful number three...Oh this is a biggie!
I only realised a month or two ago that David Austin Roses is only a 45 minute drive from my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry but as a rose lover this madly excites me.
So today was the day.
The nursery is attached to glorious gardens (free to get in) with a lovely gift shop, plant shop and restaurant. I was treated to a delicious lunch by my husband, sipping wine with a posy of scented roses on each table - it was all very romantic.
OK, I don't need wine and roses for a romantic lunch with my husband but oh it was so nice. It was nice to leave the outside world with all its problems outside; forget for a while that my hand doesn't work some, my leg drags, I can't remember stuff and just sit and wallow in the rose scent, the wine, the smiley face looking across the table at me. You know what I mean?
The gardens are beautiful with Pat Austin's sculptures and David Austin's roses. And of course, the scent was heady and everywhere.
My photos do not really do it justice.