Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Tulip Time at Arundel Castle

We walked in bluebell woods on Monday, and afterwards Pen treated us to fish and chips at the Arun View.  Delicious.   Then we visited the gardens at Arundel Castle yesterday.   They are amazing, perched on top of the world, you can't even see the castle once you get up there.  And it was tulip time.   There were wallflowers everywhere filling the air with scent, and in the formal rose gardens, no roses as yet, they had planted pink tulips to keep us going while we wait.
And the kitchen gardens...

The whole world should be beautiful. And it will be.

We treated Pen to lunch in the Castle dining rooms, which are all they should be.  A competent lasagne with salad for us girls, a chicken pie for The Captain, and we shared a piece of carrot cake afterwards.

Pen left after lunch today.  Veggie soup.   And I heard from an artist friend from my schooldays, Krysia, who just had a successful exhibition.  We are pleased, very, for her, also for us - as we have one of her early paintings on our wall.  And Aunt Jo rang.  She sounds very frail, but compos mentis.

Sad to see Pen go, but lovely to have seen her, and we all hope to get together for a writing day 'oop North this summer.

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