Showing posts from August, 2012

Summer continues .....

"A life without love is like a year without summer."
- Swedish Proverb

Sunshine at last Had a wonderful family holiday in Spain and Portugal, an area we have visited many times before.Photos really don’t capture the experience, but we have our memories. Until a suspension bridge was built between, Portugal and Spain over the river Guadiana when Portugal hosted the UEFA Cup in 1992, this part of Costa de la Luz was quite secluded and is even now, compared to other resorts.This means that we have easy access to Monte Gordo, Tavira and Olhao in the Eastern Algarve as well as the Spanish resorts.There is a 1 hour time difference. A spit of sand forms a natural harbour and fish are plentiful as they are trapped at low tide

We stay in Isla Canela, almost an island but attached to the mainland by a series of canals.Here there is a beach resort, a harbour and a golf course; what more could you possibly want?
The nearest town is Ayamonte, where Team GB sprinters practised.The alternative…
One July Summer
What has happened to summer,
that's what I want to know.
Is she on a vacation -
who knows where did she go?
Tell, what was she wearing;
A zephyr breeze and rosebud
or grass and wild berry?
Could she be honeymooning
with spring or early fall
Or has she gone so far away
she'll not return at all?
This poem is by Dorothy Ardelle Merriam, although I can’t find any more about her.Very true about UK Summer 2012.
Gardens and More Gardens

Summer judging for Yorkshire in Bloom meant I was privileged to see some superb displays, allotments, public and private gardens and met some great people too.
More Garden Visits

The Alhambra Gardens at Roundhay Park houses the Chelsea Gold Exhibits by Leeds City Council.There is another one to be installed this month.The annuals which cover the approach to the gardens are usually in full bloom by now, but lack of sunlight and heavy rains have resulted in a poor show. However, two weeks later, things are looking up.

The gardens at …