Friday, 13 April 2018

To KirbyLonsdale.

Today was our jolly outing to Kirby Lonsdale to meet our friends P and D for lunch.   We left here in murky, foggy weather and a temperature of five degrees.   Crossing over the Pennines, just for a moment, the sun broke through - it is a long time since we saw it!   But you will see from the photograph I took as we passed the Ribblehead Viaduct (photo specially for you Rachel) that there is still a lot of murky weather around.
After a delicious Italian lunch (including a Tiramisu pudding), it was a walk back to the car and the journey home via Sedbergh.   It is one of our favourite outings.

When I arrived home it was to find that my gardener, D, had been here all afternoon, had cut my lawn and put in all the plants I had bought.  My garden is beginning to look so much better and is already giving me such pleasure, so thank you D for the work you have put into it.

Now to go and watch Monty Don do it all so much better than me!

16 comments:

Rachel Phillips said...

Thank you Weave for the lovely photo of the Viaduct. What a splendid drive you have to your restaurant. x

Terra said...

I love that your gardener was at work creating beauty for you while you had your delicious lunch and outing. One day I may hire a gardener as I can not keep up with the boring weeding.

colin cuthbert said...

One of my ambitions is to travel over that viaduct on a train. Col at the end of the lane.

angryparsnip said...

How exciting for you to be able to drive pass all the history you live near.
Love when you post photos of the Viaduct.
How wonderful that the gardner was at work when you were out.

cheers, parsnip

Jules said...

Kirkby Lonsdale is a lovely place to visit and even better when meeting up with good friends.
I always like to see photographs of Ribblehead viaduct. We enjoyed a picnic there last year on what was a beautiful sunny day.
What a treat to arrive home to discover much of your gardening work completed. X

Bonnie said...

What a fun day you have had and how nice to arrive home to all the work on the yard and garden done. I look forward to seeing your garden as it fills in!

Heather said...

That is such a stunning view - perhaps a bit stark but definitely magnificent. What a lovely surprise after a lovely day out, to find your plants all tucked in and the garden looking so good. Not to mention Monty Don to end the day.

Penhill said...

Kirkby,the settlement with a church,Lonsdale is a lovely place for a visit.

Joanne Noragon said...

Yes, thank you for Rachel's viaduct. It is magnificent.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

That viaduct picture is fantastic! How lovely to come back to a garden all planted and ready to grow. -Jenn

Pipistrello said...

Oh, what a great day! The viaduct is a real beauty and on our list of things to see if we ever get back to the UK. Lunch with friends, the surprise of getting your garden settled in and Monty Don to cap it off! Can't get much better.

Derek Faulkner said...

Ah Timramisu - sounds like some kind of blessing after you have sneezed - but one of my all time favourite puddings, a real delight to eat. Down here on Sheppey we have certainly shared the same gloomy weather as you but this morning, at 5.45 as I look out of the window, I can actually see blue sky above, might it actually be sunny today!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Go out, have a nice meal and come home to find the gardening done - I'm sure Monty Don never had it so good!

Derek Faulkner said...

Well, it's mid-afternoon in mid-Surrey in my partner's garden, it's a glorious warm and sunny day and life feels great - no time for worrying about who's throwing missiles at each other somewhere - much better things to do.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. The sun has actually shone today and it is warm. Can't believe it.

Gwil W said...

Next time you go that way there'll be an ice cream van at the roadside where you took the viaduct photo and the sun will be boiling - cracking the flags as they like to say up t'north.