Spending a few "restful" days in Rutland with the children......! except the iPhone is still hanging in there!!!
I noticed the image below, as l was sitting reading in the garden, in glorious sunshine and blue skies..(weather men got it wrong again..hurray!). I don't know if l am right or not, but these blocked in windows, could be to do with the Window tax, we once had in England in about the 16th Century! Will have to check to see how old the houses are.
There are just hundreds of bees and honey bees in this garden..great to see and hear. Andrew is seriously thinking of getting some bee hives for next year. Hope he does. Just been watching a TV programme called, l think, "A Year in a Victorian Farm". It was amazing, one woman and two farm hands ( played by real people not actors)..it was one of the most fasinating and educational programmes l have seen for a long time. One of the things they covered, was bee keeping...wow it was amazing how they used to catch a swarm of bees and all that went after that one act. I think if l had a garden..l would have bees.
The image below is of Gemma, spending quite a lot of the day, picking up fallen apples from all the apple trees in their garden! If you don't pick them up, they attract even more wasps, they get trodden into the earth and go rotten and then they are useless. She is picking up two or three boxes a day!
Below is my very handsome son Andrew, and then the image after that, is his gorgeous new wife of one year, Gemma. They went off for a bike ride on Sunday...quality time on their own, well that was the plan! Tony had to go and rescue them, as once again, poor Andrew had a flat tyre on his bike!! Good job we didn't drink the champagne we were going to drink but decided to be sensible and have tea instead!!