I was blessed with a visit from Mandi today. She arrived early as usual and the sky was a gorgeous bright blue. The sun was shining and we opened the back door as well as the windows in the lounge to get a draught through.

We went up to Asda for my weekly shopping and luckily they had some air conditioning going on up there, which meant it was quite pleasant shopping there.

Once we came home, we had a quick lunch and then we went outside to sunbathe on the driveway.............


She is already so brown, but at least I caught a bit of the sun, but nothing like her. It was lovely too seeing the orange lily from yesterday had sprouted two more blooms....



The colour is amazing. I do have some colour at long last in the driveway......


There are loads of these flowers all over the garden.


So even if most of the garden is a jungle, there are places where it's beautiful.

We came indoors when it was time for Mandi to drive home and I took another picture of her...


She's going back to work on
Wednesday next week, only to do a couple of hours a day to finalise everything for the legal work she does for the school. It's the end of the school year next week, so she'll go in and sort it out, then it's bye bye for her. She's loved being there, but the last couple of years have been very hard for her and the school was pushing more and more work onto her and she just couldn't do anymore. So I'm glad that she's leaving them. She's worthy of so much more.

Hope everyone has had a great day today - hope Hurricane Chantal hasn't done too much damage to you over there the other side of the pond.