|St Nicholas Church, Snitterby|
What a glorious day! Blue sky and sunshine from morning until dusk.
No excuse not to get the bicycles out today. We set off after breakfast and did a short 13 km round trip. It felt good bowling along the roads at a fair speed but a bit tougher as we turned into the wind. We rode through Atterby, Snitterby and Bishop Norton, the pretty villages providing welcome relief after long, straight stretches of road.
The garden is still springing surprises on us. Our latest discovery is the stunning Pieris Forest Flame, at least that’s what I think it is. Pretty clusters of white flowers and flashes of red.
Yesterday Paul and I went to a big garden centre in Brigg. It was a massive place, the display of plants was almost overwhelming. It was bizarrely home to an array of exotic animals. The models were animated, as Paul found out when he touched the elephant’s tusk. The elephant raised his trunk and his ears started to flap and Paul jumped about six foot in the air. We resisted the temptation to buy an ostrich or dinosaur for the patio and settled on a cordyline plant instead.
P.S. The bear rug will not be necessary after all, an application of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide worked like magic and has made the stain on my carpet almost invisible.