Saturday 19th May 2018
The excitement had reached fever pitch and it was time to sit down and watch the wedding of Harry and Megan. Jane was in such a good mood that she made me a special “Megan bacon sandwich”, delicious! Charlotte celebrated with a litre of mineral water, and then had to put on her head band to stop it leaking out of her head!
I said at the beginning that I didn’t think I would be sitting down all morning to watch it, how wrong I was, I thought it was absolutely lovely and dare I say there was almost a little tear in my eye! ( well it did get a little moist, my eye that is!)
Well what a lovely day for a wedding and what a great day for visiting our next door neighbours. We are very lucky living with dad in Braishfield and his house is right next door to Hilliers Arboretum (The Harold Hillier Gardens). We can walk there in 5 minutes and being that close we can take advantage of any fine weather!
The gardens are generally full of colour but at this time of year its seems especially to display an absolute luminosity of colours!
A walk around these grounds will definitely lift your spirits, even if it is on days like this when you think our spirits could’t get much higher!
I have lived in and around Braishfield for the best part of 50 years and this Saturday was my best timed visit to these stunning gardens.
The sun and the blue sky made the colours even more vibrant……….I’m not sure if this was a real plant……. Jane says it is……. I have my doubts!
So if you haven’t already visited these lovely gardens (and I’m not on commission!) then its about time you did………..
And if your timing is good, let me know of your visit and I might be around to make you a cup of tea!
I would recommend at least 3-4 hours to get a least a flavour of the place………..
And if you brought a picnic to eat amongst these spectacular plants……….
Then you might get a taste that might never leave you!