*Magpie = Mum, **MIL = Mother in Law, ***Faraways = Brother, Sister-in-law and Babies in Melbourne
One of the highlights of all this merriment was a much anticipated visit to the Cornwall Garden Societies' 100th Spring Flower Show. MIL has raved about it and promised we would go together this year. Held in the grounds at the Boconnoc Estate, this garden show is like nothing else on earth! The Entire stable block devoted to specimen daffodils, single stem, set out in identical little green vases...room after room of speicimen camelias and helebores...wowzers, it was heaven and all so very "Cornish!" The Telegraph described it as the "Little Chelsea" of the West last weekend...hmmm, I think it has much more heart.
~From my perch I have spotted, walking down the Lane toward me with her Jack Russel, The Lovely Old Lady. I often see her from up here ~ I like her, although we have never met...She wears a plain dark grey, single breasted, knee length mac, and sturdy brogues.On top she wears a bright red beret, wisps of white hair billow around her face in the wind. I like her, Jack Russel trots jauntily along beside her, face turned up looking at her, metronomical tail wagging and yes always looking up at her...that's why I know I like her so much. Dogs are never wrong.
~Sorry to digress...back to where we started, one of the captivating blogs I mentioned is called Beautifully, Suddenly. I was initially drawn to this blog as I noticed Natasha had visited some of my very favourite places like Lavendula, (see below) and Cliffys in Daylesford. Her pictures are gorgeous...and then I began to read...and fell in love with her writing too. If you have time read this post, The Day Everyting Changed...it is so beautiful...
so you see why I have been dallying! Anyhoo ~ I am looking forward to catching up with all of you so I am off to read what you've been up to!