In search of spring flowers William and I took a trip to Bents garden centre yesterday afternoon.
We found plenty. Pretty pansies…
.. pretty primulas all in my favourite colours.
I like the reds and yellows too. William would choose these rather than the lilacs.
Bents’ is a humongous garden centre with everything it’s possible to need for a garden and then some. They have a large home wares section too with both ornate and useful stuff. Happily there’s also a very lovely restaurant. Pricey I might add, but good quality food and they don’t scrimp on the portion sizes.
Now and again a treat is necessary. We tucked into a cream tea with strawberries and clotted cream for two. Very nice!
We both spent some time looking at the housey stuff then William wandered off and left me to it. I found him sitting on this bench. His feet didn’t reach the floor and he was sat swinging his legs like a little boy. It was soo funny. I couldn’t stop laughing!
It was Mother’s Day a week ago yesterday and these are my happy, sunny, spring flowers off the girls.
On Mother’s Day the kids all came round and I did some baking with the boys. See the scales and Pyrex dish above? They were wedding presents and are still serving me well after all these years! In fact they’re so old they’re fashionable again. I see things like them in magazines all the time.
I loved the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett and last week I watched the DVD, courtesy of John and Lesley. I think it stayed more or less true to the book. I’d definitely recommend it.
Lastly my sock knitting is coming on a treat. I was very happy with them until I noticed that I had done the cuffs different to each other. Hence the third one on the needles – I’d like a matching pair and there’s sufficient yarn in one ball for three socks. Shame there’s not enough for four!
That’s it for now.