It's raining! Not much rain has fallen, but my garden is loving it. Fingers crossed we get some more. Okay, I prefer it to rain during the night, but at the moment I am grateful for any rain.
Talking of rain, I went with a couple of friends to the RHS Wisley last Monday. Although it occasionally rained, we had a lovely day wandering around the gardens. So surprised at how busy the car park was and how quiet the gardens were - until we went for coffee and then later for lunch! Clearly the eateries are more than/just as popular as the gardens! It always pleases me to see weeds growing in the Wisley flower beds - I don't feel so bad when I look at my bindweed, mares tail and other pesky weeds!
In celebration of Lewis Carroll's 150th birthday, Wisley have a display of Alice in Wonderland sculptures and this is one I particularly liked:
Now, I wonder if this could be my next pottery project....... As always the lips would be a problem, but I have mastered noses.
I love Clematis and this is a very pretty one, Princess Diana, that is beginning to get established in a container in our garden:
I got home from Wisley to the disappointing news that my application to take part in this year's Farnham Maltings Christmas Fair had not been successful. However, onward and upward and I finished the week on a high having been accepted to take part in the two-day Packhouse Antiques Centre Christmas Night Market.
This week has been a catching up with friends week. After Wisley Monday, met up with another friend for a quick chat and coffee on Tuesday morning and spent Friday with my sister. In between tried to keep up-to-date with event organisation work and making stock - the good weather makes it hard to work inside, but lucky for me 'making' can be done outside. We finished the week off with a BBQ at a friend's on Saturday - great fun and with 25 of us there, the 'Chef' did an amazing job: everything ready at the same time, nothing burnt - very impressive. Well done Hugh.
We have a very beautiful cat that keeps visiting our garden. Apparently he lives locally, but not too sure why he would want to be with us. Five cats and four next door - not an ideal place for a strange cat to linger. He has beautiful blue eyes:
Back to work now - it is still raining so I am a happy bunny.
Have a great week everyone - 'see' you soon.