Today could not have been a greater contrast in weather conditions. It was rainy, windy and very cold. However, I had booked a parking place at Standen NT property so we had to go! There were probably more volunteers and employees than visitors. Still always nice to get a cup of coffee and chat to the girls who have almost no-one to serve. There were not as many flowers in bloom as I had hoped, but some daffodils were making an appearance:
and bearing in mind that I should be in awe of something every day, I am in awe of the amazing tree trunks around this garden. There were still some lovely camellias in bloom and I thought this one was very unusual:
There were three visitor cars in the car park as we left. We were told that numbers had dropped away a bit since the children returned to school, but the weather had a lot to do with it I am sure.
Having got severely chilled, we stopped for a take away sausage and chips, and although it is not a frequent lunch for me and I am conscious of the massive calorific intake, I really enjoyed it. Funnily enough I walked past our local pub recently and saw the photos of burger and chips and thought, I could really murder a plate of chips and a pint of beer. Not a typical activity of mine, but I guess it’s the thought of forbidden fruits.
I admit to getting home to the warmth, sitting down to read the paper, and having a little snooze. Not that there is much of riveting importance in the news: I think HM is quite right to say the current brouhaha is a private family matter and they will deal with it. What I feel is more significant is that it is now a year since we realised that this corona virus was a serious matter. I still sometimes think that I will wake up and everything will be exactly how it was. How naive is that.
One of Adam’s favourite nursery rhymes is Old MacDonald: I hope you might like this very clever version: