There's nothing like a period of good weather to appreciate living here, big blue skies, sea smell, and the ability to escape to my peaceful garden. I've enjoyed this week so much we've cancelled our plans for the Bank Holiday weekend and we're going to stay at home - other than a small visit to see my FIL who is on his own this weekend, he's not recovered enough from his operation to travel to an event so we're going to look in on him.
The week got off to a great start when the rhododendron was finally extracted, chopped up and taken to the tip.
It left a large hole, luckily we had plenty of old lawn to fill the hole in again.
A few plants from elsewhere in the garden have slotted into the space, everything looks a bit forlorn at the moment, but if the forecast rain turns up today it will be a great help. Last year I found a couple of shriveled looking things on top of the soil, next to the compost bin, it was generally agreed in the comments here that it was a peony, so I planted it.
I was prepared to wait for years before seeing a flower, but here it is!
The beach was amazing this week too, the tide was very low so there was plenty of space to wander, although I always head for the old pier.
As we've cancelled our planned trip out, which was in part to look for clothes, I bought another dress from the charity shop. It turned out the dress I liked had quite a few holes, so I could take it for the cost of a donation as otherwise it would go into rags.
The seam has come away in a few places around the arms, but wundaweb has done the job. I just love the print.
Home sweet home, and no traffic jams!