I saw this on a walk we took just after arriving at the cottage. I liked the contrast between the fresh, colourful live flowers in the window box and the rather sad looking silk flower arrangement the other side of the glass!!
I am still trying to catch up on household chores. Even a short break away seems to generate huge amounts of mess and laundry! I am having the big hedge in the back garden cut today. it's huge and it's hawthorn so I'm not able to do it myself.
A couple of views of Rydal Water taken from Loughrigg Fell.
I have been quite ill since I got home; my IBS is terrible. Not sure if it was the change of water or that I wasn't eating so well (not enough fibre and too much wine, crisps and chocolate!) or if it's my anxiety getting the better of me - whatever it is it hurts a lot and I'm feeling bruised inside. I have said no to a swimming trip and a day out at Monkey World with friends "just in case".
My Canadian friend K is back in hospital in Edmonton. I talked to her quite recently and she was very positive and said she was feeling good but I just heard she has been coughing relentlessly and so the doctors want her to go in. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. I know she'll be so sad to be back in hospital yet again and so far from her home and her family too.
It is such a beautiful day here and I'm hoping to take S into Chester to get these long birth certificates, do a little shopping and then some gardening when we get home. I hope the sun is shining wherever you are!