..... in more ways than one, came my way yesterday. There was a mild and sunny day which prompted my good friend J to call and propose a trip to the Lake District for coffee at a garden centre. We were able to sit outside in the sunshine to enjoy our coffee which is quite unusual in September in these parts. Furthermore I came away with an addition for the garden, in the form of this fig tree - a gift from my friend. This will make its way back to France with me next week, where it will hopefully thrive and fruit.
The unplanned outing, and significant time lost tyring to purchase train tickets on the internet - thwarted by "fraud checks" by my credit card company!! - meant I wasn't as prepared as normal for another friend M who came for dinner, but we had plenty of catching up to do, so it all worked out well in the end. An action packed day overall!!