Good morning. I was up really early and have finished icing the cakes. They don't look stunning - I'm nt good at that sort of thing and it's only spreadable stuff but I hope they look OK enough. The smell fab, that's for sure.
I was supposed to make some strong espresso coffee but I couldn't be bothered; I just used the cafetiere and made it double strength and it's a good coffee favour.
Hyde Hall was brilliant. We were so lucky; wall to wall sunshine all day and, despite being on the top of a hill (what passes for a hill in Essex, anyway) and windy, it was wasn't cold either. We walked and talked and talked and walked, enjoyed our lunch and were lucky enough to visit on a day there was a textiles exhibition which we very much enjoyed.
It had some amazing stitchwork when looked at closely.
And here's a few general views. You can see what a lovely afternoon it was and the colours were glorious!
Today is the do at Lindsey's in aid of Kids' Inspire. Beth has a 'table' there so she came over here yesterday evening and is fast asleep (I hope) upstairs as I type. We'll take my car as it holds more and I certainly intend to do some spending both to support Beth (she has several things I want to buy) and to support Lindsey. It should be a good morning.
As for the afternoon, I will probably be catching up on my sleep. How lucky that I can. Also, if the weather is nice, I may as well put in half an hour on the garden too and tidy up that middle bed.
I hope you have a good Sunday too. xx