Q: What can you do on a cold wet Friday in the middle of the countryside?
A: Drive to another lovely village in the middle of the countryside and do some flower arranging!
It was one of those days when you really just want to stay indoors in the warm and dry.
But I am so very glad that I didn't
Instead I drove for half an hour to another lovely village in the middle of nowhere.
And together with eight other like minded ladies
We got together and had a fabulous time playing with flowers
Mine are a mixture of English country garden flowers and foliage
With roses, and carnations bought from a supermarket for £2 a bunch
So for the princely sum of just £12 which included all the flowers, hall hire, two pieces of cake, refreshments, and wonderful company, who could ask for anything more.
The rain didn't seem so bad on the drive home, the long traffic queues in the town I go through as all the children come out of their respective schools and waiting parents in cars clog up the roads, cars pulling out of side roads causing more mayhem, a silly driver on one of our country lanes doing an emergency stop then suddenly trying to turn right down a lane he had over shot - didn't even manage to spoil my mood!
Today the sun is out again after heavy rainfall most of the night, and having such a small bungalow I only have one table I can put my arrangement on to it's hard to photograph - but oh how the sunshine through the garden room roof has opened up the roses and the deep pink iceplants, and hydrangeas.
It's summer in my heart today.
Off to let my chooks out.