Number 2 son and his partner came to visit this weekend. They hired a car and drove up from Brighton, arriving at about 8.00 in the evening - having got lost a few times on the way! Luckily, they were in time to have a good look around the house and garden before it got dark, as it was the first time they'd visited. They loved everything.
On Saturday we went into Wells and just pottered about, looking around the city and the market and doing a bit of shopping, then stopped for lunch at our favourite vegetarian restaurant, the Good Earth. The weather forecast had been a bit 'iffy' but it actually turned out pretty well. After lunch we set off for Cheddar Gorge, stopping at a garden centre on the way. Christopher bought some flowering plants and I bought some fruit bushes - a gooseberry, a red currant and a black currant. Cheddar Gorge is stunning, and such a surprise after the rolling landscape of Somerset. We had a short walk, but didn't stay for long as I was getting a bit weary and my ankle was aching. Next time we visit I'll take some more photographs to show you.
After supper - which everyone helped to prepare, oh the joys of a bigger kitchen - we played some board games. Alexander has always loved to cook and it's wonderful to hear him talking about the cooking that he now does in his own home. He's also always loved to play board games and no visit is complete without playing something. This time we played Scattergories and Rage.
On Sunday morning we took some herb cuttings for him from my herb garden - they don't have a garden, but two large balconies and a roof terrace, so there's plenty of space for pots. After a late breakfast they set off for a visit to Ikea and then on to London where they had tickets for a Girls Aloud concert that evening.
It was lovely to see them, and it was such an easygoing, relaxed weekend. Mind you, I always hate waving goodbye to either of my sons, I just want to hang on to them for longer.
Jenny, at Elefantz, is about to start a lovely new BOM, Shabby Roses, which will be a mixture of applique and embroidery. If you haven't seen it do pop over and have a look. She's starting it off with a give-away, so if you leave her a comment do say that I sent you. And if anyone can tell me how to get her button on my blog I'll be forever grateful - other people seem to have managed it but I'm having no luck.