I can't believe how lovely the weather's been this weekend. We've really made the most of it so far, and as the sun is continuing to shine today, I'm going to spend some time at the allotment.
Yesterday, we stayed close to home with another trip to Lotherton Hall. We parked the car, spread some blankets on the ground, and I read my book while Mick, Daniel and Eleanor knocked a ball around with a cricket bat. Many families had the same idea as us so it was quite full, but there was plenty enough room for us all.
After a while, we decided to go for a wander. The formal gardens are just starting to fill out now. They can look a little bare in winter but they're stunning in summer. Here's Mick and Archie taking a look.
The trees, beech hedges and topiary give the gardens lots of structure.
The frothy cow parsley is everywhere just now.
And so are daisies.
As soon as I got my new camera, Eleanor snaffled my bridge camera and is enjoying using it. I'll show you some of her photos in another post, she's a more natural photographer than I am.
Archie has to be on his lead in the formal gardens so afterwards, we went to the back of the hall where there's lots of fields and he can have a good run.
The sun was beating down, it was really hot and I've got a bit sunburnt.
Archie had a borrow of Daniel's sunglasses. I think he was a bit relieved to have the sun out of his eyes, he was quite content to lie there and pose in them.
The deer were quite close to the fence, they're often much further away than this.
I love these vans which we came across parked up, so bright and colourful and lots of fun.
We've been lucky with both May bank holiday weekends this year, especially after the weather we've had thrown at us so far this year. If only it could last a little while longer.