Thursday and Friday we celebrated Jonathan and George's birthdays. Inspired by the gardens in France I bought Jonathan a mirror for the garden. He questioned whether it was for him or me, but I think he likes it (he got a shirt too).
We spent ages finding the right place, and still aren't sure but I think once the flowers have grown up it will look great.
Talking of gardens, my mother was very happy when I spoke to her this morning....she was out strimming the grass yesterday (wearing protective goggles which makes it okay for an 87 year old to use a strimmer apparently), when a lady stopped on the tow path. She told my mother she loved her style of gardening - the way she lets all the wild flowers grow looks so beautiful. Well, letting the wild flowers grow can also be described as not doing any weeding - but it does always look lovely.
Saturday we went Morris Dancing at Wilton Windmill where they were having a Beatrix Potter day
and then in the evening we went to a wonderful dinner to celebrate our friends' Golden Wedding Anniversary; the table settings were brilliant - great big vases and bowls with goldfish swimming around in them!
Sunday was the East Garston summer music concert, with Jonathan playing with the West Berkshire strings.
Tuesday morning was a very quiet pitch and stitch, but Joy managed to baste her lovely quilt
and whilst getting these photos I remembered the photo I took of the slippers Doriana made the week before
Then after Pitch and Stitch my sister and I spent the afternoon in Bournemouth visiting Meena. We walked round town, then along the sea front - the beach is stunning and goes for miles
So, it's no wonder my house is looking like this nest box in our garden: