This evening I managed to add a review of my own to TripAdvisor. I regularly enjoy lunch at the Petwood Hotel on a Sunday and I've often felt tempted to compliment the chef and staff. Well today I managed it, and I've added three photos too, as at last TripAdvisor has sorted out my password problem.
On my way out on this beautiful morning, I had a really good view of a buzzard quite close to the cottage.
I went to the Golf Hotel to listen to a talk about the Battle of Britain in 1940. It was extremely interesting and informative, and was in aid of the Cottage Museum, which is not going to be supported by East Lindsey District Council next year, as they are withdrawing the two employees who manned the Tourist Information Centre.
And: On the way home I disturbed three roe deer who were just behind the last hedge before the field that my Cottage is in the corner of. At first they were startled by my headlights, but once I had dimmed them the lovely, graceful creatures skipped over the beck and into the hedge. Father Christmas' reindeer came to mind, and how I wish there had been a young child in the car with me.
I'd also startled an owl as I came to the end of the straight section of the track. I suspect it was a tawny owl, perhaps it was after one of the two rabbits that I spotted. Altogether a wonderful afternoon.
I know it's the middle of the night, but I can't sleep, so here I am hoping to share with you the wonderful day that I have had.
It started off with a visit to Linda Fisher at the Timberland Nursery. Linda had rung to say that the first batch of 2 litre pots of bulbs and violas was ready to collect. Here is Linda showing Reg and me how she arranges her under-planting - just how I do it.
She added a sprinkle of extra Miracle Grow food granules to her special compost before she pops in three Tete-e-Tete dafs, followed by three Red Riding Hood tulips and on top of that went the three white Joan of Arc crocus.
Finally, Linda placed in three of her violas and firmed them in, making sure that the roots had contact with the soil.
Before we left with the Volvo loaded up, I enjoyed doing a bit of dead heading of the beautiful tray of multi-coloured violas called: Smiley Faces.
I must learn how to get the size of the pictures smaller so that they can appear side-by-side.