Hello, and thank you for dropping in. I really do appreciate every one of you. At last we seem to have summertime. Hooray! Now then, some of you have asked me if you can "subscribe" to my little patch here by e-mail so I think I have added a gadget which will allow you to do this: if you scroll down to the bottom of this page you should find it, enter your e-mail address and then when I publish a new post, I think you will receive an e-mail to let you know. If it doesn't happen like that, please let me know and I'll do some more tinkering.
The Best Beloved and I have been away visiting old and very dear friends at their new home in South Yorkshire and I feel like a pampered princess. For three nights I have slept in a king-sized bed on a mattress which must surely have been made of marshmallow clouds and awoken to a breakfast of frothy cappuccino, warm croissants, homemade jam and fresh fruit. I have taken afternoon tea on the terrace, strolled in dappled sunlight in the orchard, wandered in the woods and in golden fields. I have been driven around in a 1983 Daimler, picnicked in the sunshine and danced at the top of the Pennines until the wee, small hours of the morning . I have eaten with gold-plated cutlery off bone china plates. I have sat outside until long after dark, drinking wine and reminiscing with my oldest friend, looking at photographs of our families whom we have known for more than thirty-five years. The sun shone all weekend and my soul sang.
Here are some pictures to remind me of this wonderful weekend:
Thank you for indulging me. See you soon.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x