Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday...

It has been a glorious week here in the west of Wales. Brilliant blue skies, flowers lifting their heads and saying “thank you, God”, swallows dipping and diving and taking advantage of the wide open door of the writing cottage to squat in the rafters if I don’t chase them out.

All my television watching time has been spent drooling over the wonderful gardens at Chelsea. Could I make a clover thatch on the shed roof like the one inspired by John Clare’s woodland walks?

Probably not — I’m a bit wobbly on a ladder — but I’m definitely up for a drift of wild flowers in the corner of my new garden. Foxgloves, daisies, bluebells — I might lift a few from this garden, and pot up a few violets to take them with me — creating a little woodland corner under the silver birch. And lavender, thymes and marjoram for the bees, because they need all the help we can give them.

The brilliant part of the week hasn’t just been confined to the weather. I’m blogging today at Tote Bags and Books about some very special news, so do drop by and share the joy.

As for me, it’s the best beloved’s birthday today so I’m taking him out to lunch. This photograph was taken in Zambia — where we met — a very long time ago. While his hair (still thick and curly) is now, like mine, silver, he is still my hero.

9 comments:

PrincessFiona01 said...

Love the photo of your BB. The outfit makes me want to drag out a vintage romance. The scarf at the through specially. Such a hotty.

PrincessFiona01 said...

Throat....throat.....what is it with me today with typos.

Evostick said...

A very Happy Birthday to your special man - still handsome! What a lovely photo! Memories are so special. I'm sure like us you are anticipating the new arrival - so exciting! I love being a Grandma! Love to you both x

Liz Fielding said...

Note the cigarette, PF. Everyone smoked back then (well, not me), but he gave up when the dd was born and has never smoked since.

Teresa said...

Funny about quiting cigarettes when expecting... my dad did the same when my mother was pregnant with me and never grabbed a cigarette after I was bonr.

Talk about bringing change ahahahah

Happy Weekend and a Lovely Celebration to Dear Hubby.

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Evostick. Last year we planned a barbecue and it was cold and pouring with rain so we had a roast instead! This year the weather was perfect. Absolutely clear sky but since we've moving very soon, we had a quiet day. Lovely sitting outside in the evening though.

Liz Fielding said...

Teresa, babies are just a force for good in the world!

Kate Hardy said...

Happy belated birthday to your BB, Liz. Hope you had a lovely time out! And that's a great pic. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Fielding said...

Thanks, Kate. Excellent day. And lunch out today as well. Spoiling ourselves. :)