Today I met two friends for lunch. I very much enjoyed their company because sometimes, in the mornings, when all four children are at school and Richard is at work, I get a bit lonely in this empty house of mine.
After lunch I took the long route home through the Botanic Garden to admire the rhododendrons. I just love rhododendrons. I know they are not native to this country but I love them all the same. The colours are vibrant and happy, the flowers are ostentatious, the green of the foliage luscious. Beautiful. Overbearing almost. Amidst the showy bushes, there were some other gems: the pink magnolia for example, lilac and a horse chestnut in bloom. Don't you just love Spring?
On the way to the Botanic Garden I picked up 4 punnets of strawberries from the fruit man on Byres Rd. I love this pop-up fruit vendor and it is almost worth a daily 40 minute walk (one way) just to get a punnet of berries or cherries when the time is right. The strawberries were an incredible 75 pence a punnet and they were amazingly sweet and fragrant. We ate every last one before dinner.
A day like this is a day to be remembered.
Have a wonderful weekend! Cx
P.S. There is still time to enter my Birthday give-away here!