Monthly Archives: June 2016

Wordless Wednesday – Our engagement at Bodnant

engagement rings, roses, bench, Bodnant Garden Conwy

My Chap asked me to marry him in the Rose Garden at Bodnant on Saturday 18th June 2016 – I said yes

We visit Bodnant Gardens often – it’s about an hour and half from Manchester, inland from Conwy on the North Wales Coast.  It’s one of our favourite places – there’s always somewhere beautiful to walk, time to stop and smell the flowers, relax and enjoy the scenery – the garden overlooks Snowdon.

Last Saturday, we took a picnic and headed off to Wales; we have been together six years on 20th June so were celebrating that too.  We had a lovely time, the weather was sunny and warm, we took many photos of the Dell, in particular (the rhododendrons and azaleas were nearly over but the hydrangeas were just coming into bloom).

We arrived at the rose garden about 5pm. It was exceptional – the roses are in full bloom and the scent incredible.  Then My Chap got down on one knee and asked me – I said YES!!!!

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be – Robert Browning

Bodnant Gardens -National Trust – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden

p.s. Constance Spry rambling roses by the bench – Perfect

 

 

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Wordless Wednesday – soggy petunias

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Soggy petunias - hanging basket - 15 June 2016

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Petunia hanging basket - 15 June 2016

It has rained for days and days in Manchester – drizzle though to thunder and lightening – monsoonal at times.  My hanging baskets and the garden are absolutely sodden so I hope the plants survive…I want some sunshine – it’s the summer afterall.

Wordless Wednesday – soggy petunias

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Soggy petunias - hanging basket - 15 June 2016

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Petunia hanging basket - 15 June 2016

It has rained for days and days in Manchester – drizzle though to thunder and lightening – monsoonal at times.  My hanging baskets and the garden are absolutely sodden so I hope the plants survive…I want some sunshine – it’s the summer afterall.

Wordless Wednesday – supporting motor neurone disease research

Motor neurone disease assoc tee shirts orange ra ra skirts

#RUNMND – no finish line until there’s a cure – 8 June 2016

June is motor neurone disease awareness month. My chap runs marathon, half marathons and hilly ultras to raise money and awareness – his brother Derek developed this vile illness four years ago. We will keep going until there is a cure.

My Chap and I are members of a group of fundraisers across the UK – who run events from 5k’s to ultras to raise funds and awareness – join us 🙂
RUN MND – find us on facebook or twitter (@runmnd)

Find out more about the motor neurone disease association (www.mndassociation.org/) and their ‘campaign Shortened Stories. They we are sharing stories of real people whose lives have been, or will be, cut short by motor neurone disease.