Just returned from Art in the Gardens…what a fantastic show! And my prediction of Hot and Sunny weather was almost correct!! We did have hot and sunny on the Saturday, but Sunday was a little wet at times (although my husband kept on saying it was only sea mist!!) Here’s some photos, the good photos

Helen’s thought for the day

It’s nearly my eldest daughter’s 21st birthday (Lizzie) and I’m getting all reminiscent and emotional looking back over life as I’ve been leafing through photos of her as a baby and growing up. The other day my middle daughter, Emma, thoughtfully held my face in her hands and tenderly asked “…How does it feel now


I did promise you some paintings of Rome, but unfortunately when I went on my reference finding trip on a cruise visiting various lovely cities on the med, I got food poisoning and was confined to my cabin the day I was meant to in Rome! Simon, my poor, long-suffering husband also had to stay