He’s got some beautiful clematis, petunias, cyclamen and a yellow potentilla this week. He lives in Reading, Berkshire close enough to hear the music from the weekend festival – his teenagers are at the festival but likely to be raiding the fridge and using the showers. This really took me back as I went to school in Reading and often listened to the ‘sets’ from friends’ gardens. It was a heavy rock festival then (1970s/1980s). I’ve been now and again since then but the last time was 2007 – the band’s appearing there for the last few years haven’t been our music taste. We still go to gigs in Manchester often 🙂 Continue reading →
Im on a week long military history tour with my Mum in Belgium for 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo – it’s very detailed military strategy and battlesites. We are also watching the re-enactment twice (!). My mum is having a great time. I’m much more interested in social and economic history but I’ve found out some interesting stories too.
There are some lovely floral displays – this one is in the garden at Wellington’s headquarters in the town of Waterloo – about 4 miles north of the actual battle site.