It’s Blooming Spring!

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Originally posted 27 April 2018

Dear lovelies

I have written 8 blog posts this year and I have started 6 of those by talking about the weather…how very British of me! Whilst I’m at it, why don’t I make that 7 out of 9? Last weekend we experienced a mini heat wave with temperatures above average for this time of year. Our sandals, shorts and summer tops had their first outings and a few blobs of suncream were even applied to the youngest members of the family. At one point, I may or may not have been heard declaring that it was too hot! You have my full permission to roll your eyes!

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The natural world has of course been affected by the warm weather too and it seems to have accelerated into Spring with renewed energy as if to catch up after the cold Winter we have had. The warmth has enticed us outside with our cameras to search for the natural Spring beauty in our urban surroundings and what beauty we have found!

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Since then, the sun has been making only the odd appearance and it has turned a little colder. But it is still blooming Spring! Come lovelies! I invite you to celebrate, embrace and savour this most joyful season with me through floral delights and blossom abundance, beginning with primroses because they are my Mum’s favourite flowers and today, April 27th  is her birthday. Happy Birthday Mum!…

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There are a few more so I hope you are sitting comfortably…

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Sigh! A dose of floral happiness does the world of good don’t you think? Most of the pictures in this post were taken at Osterley House and Gardens and Fenton House, both National Trust properties to be found here in London. I feel so lucky to have these beautiful oases in my city. Urban Beauty indeed! I sneaked in a pic of a couple of my lovelies too. Did you notice?!

Thanks so much for reading and sitting through my floral slideshow. I hope you enjoyed it and that you’ll be back here very soon, I will!

Take care lovelies. Lots and lots of love,



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