I booked today off work so I could spend some time in my local memorial garden followed by lunch out. I was hoping for a nice relaxing day away from work and was rather dismayed when I arrived at home yesterday to find that one of the front tyres on my car looked rather deflated. I was not at all sure I should be driving with it like that…

This morning before he went to work Mr C kindly drove my car to the garage to check out the tyres and get them to the correct pressure before he went to work :-) I had a gentle start to the day to enable the sun to stay out and dry the bench that I intended to sit on in the memorial garden and also to ensure that my car tire had stayed inflated before I set out on my journeys. Eventually I ventured out.

When I arrived on the long driveway that leads to the memorial garden I was flagged down and directed to park by the side of the road because the car park was full. This led to me taking a short pleasant walk in the sunshine before I could sit and rest a while on ‘the bench’ in amongst the trees that reflect upon the pond. After reflections I made my way back to the car and decided to call in at my usual travel agent to pick up some brochures for ‘our’ next vacation. This was a big mistake.

When I entered the travel agent I found an almost empty shell with a few desks on one side of the large building and large photos of brochure covers on the other side of the building. I am used to going in, browsing around and choosing brochures/holidays that capture my imagination. I was a bit bewildered and was just about to leave when I was approached by one of the assistants. I told her where I wanted to travel to. She was only able to provide me with one brochure. Apparently they are expecting a delivery for the rest of the brochures…

Whilst I was in the vicinity I decided to pop into Dunhelm to look for a vase for my poppy and suitable hook for my heart collection. I didn’t find either but it was a good place to have lunch before retreating somewhere much calmer to enjoy the glorious weather which is a change from the recent windy and rainy days.

Walled Garden

On a whim I chose Attingham Park. I was so glad I did I was pleased to discover that the courtyard is now complete and the walled garden has changed yet again since my last visit. If you have been following my thoughts for a while I am sure you know how much I enjoy walled gardens; the one at Attingham in particular which I have watched develop over the years. Whilst at Attingham Park I was tempted to an afternoon (naughty) cake because my favourite coffee and walnut cake was available for the first time for quite some time.

LOVE :-)

When I arrived home I sat in the garden for some time, reading a book and enjoying the sunshine. I was surprised to see the that the Anniversary Rose was sporting an unusually large amount of buds a blooms, 23 in all :-) Whilst in the garden I unexpectedly spotted a couple of smooth pebbles behind the seat I was sitting on. They were just what I needed for a photographic project that I have been contemplating for some time…

Patio Dining :-)

The day wouldn’t have been complete without enjoying dinner on the patio ;-)

7 Comments CherryPie on Jul 15th 2015

7 Responses to “A perfect Day”

  1. james higham says:

    Superb meal after a day like that.

  2. Now that sounds like a perfect day apart from the flat tyres and empty travel agent’s!
    Dinner looks delicious.
    Best wishes,
    Di xx

    • CherryPie says:

      Mr C sorted out the tyres so they didn’t spoil my day :-) I should have know better than to go a retail park on a relaxing day off ;-)

  3. JD says:

    That first photo – did you sneak into my garden for that?

  4. Yummy :) What’s for pudding?