Monday 9 August 2010

friary day - or the in need of tranquility day

Saturday was a very hectic day. fun. exciting. thrilling. and exhausting.
which thankfully meant that Sunday morning the youngest visitor slept a lot later than she did on Saturday morning...

we decided to go in search of beautiful gardens, and tranquility.
and possibly cake.

through the very gorgeous gate ( I want one of these soooooo much - don't know where I'd put it but......)

past St Francis

and pause to admire the amazing view.

down below there is plenty of activity, games, challenges and cake,

but I am more enchanted by the gorgeous gardens

love love love these dahlias

this one was almost glowing it was so bright

and there were dainty ballerina skirted blooms too

and fiery red hot flames of colour

and I decided that monastic life might be quite tempting, I could sit in those gorgeous gardens, and contemplate life, and admire the view.
perhaps not all the time, but for summer holiday frazzled mums it would be lovely if they ran an after school club xoxo


  1. Did you find cake?! The dahlias look gorgeous. I'm not sure about monastic life, but I do sometimes crave some peace and tranquillity! And that's with having had a child free week, too!
    Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays.
    Cathy X

  2. That first dahlia reminds me so much of my grandad. Gate very good. You are a creative and imaginative person, I'm sure you can find a place for one somewhere in your life...
    Am desperate for a bit of p and q. Think I'll have to wait for school to start again. Boo. Ax

  3. Whoever chooses the monastic life would probably have to do a lot of hard work in the garden and not that much sitting around :-)

  4. Looks like my type of place :-)

  5. Oh I love the gate too! I wonder if they'd let us have one on our plot?

    K x


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