Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:13
Well it's not as windy as Scotland out there - but it is very, very breezy. A warm drying wind as well - all the leaves are going crispy - even the Jap Anemones are shrivelling and wilting. The ground itself is dry at the surface but still a bit damp a couple of inches down so I think it is just the wind doing the damage at the moment.
We've also got cyclamen hed. in flower and I've just picked the first full harvest of autumn fruiting raspberries - have had a few already but this time enough to make a full dessert. The year is ticking by...
Lily P - meant to say earlier - I was so sorry to hear about your poor pooch. Hope it's nothing serious and he can be sorted out soon - understand what you mean when you feel guilty trying to do the right thing for your pet. My cat gives me the saddest, most betrayed looks when I parcel him up for the cattery when we go away.
Fairy - we're not coming as far as you this time. We have 2 weeks. 6 days in The Lakes based in Keswick, 6 days in Northumberland near Hexham (very close to Hadrian's Wall & the 2 best museums) and 3 days very close to Durham.
OH is hoping to do some good walks and photography. I will do some low level walking and immerse myself in history and architecture. Really looking forward to exploring bits of Northumberland we've not been to before. Might have a trip to the SW tip of Scotland if we run out of things to do!
Will be spending several weeks in Scotland in 2018