I used my PA Infusions to make a splash behind the two Elenazinskiart monsters - I decided that the figures looked better in black and white!
I used a gelli- print with an image transfer of my eldest Grandson's face for his card!
He likes films with special effects but I am not so sure this worked so well!!!
They were suitably embarrassed when the staff sang a birthday song to them!
I forgot to take photos of the Caesar salads hubby and I had but had my camera out for desserts!
The boys had some chocolatey desserts - both had greetings piped onto their plates
This was mine - a berry sundae - lots of fruit and I took out most of the ice-cream for hubby(don't want a repeat of the last time I had an ice-cream dessert - my sugar levels shot through the roof!!)
You can also see…as I am joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T stands for Tuesday…..my empty coffee cup…sorry…just forgot…..!
Now for a few photos….if you wish to carry on…
We went to Lowther castle again - we went a couple of years ago but since then there have been big changes! No scaffolding this time for a start!
This flower egg in the courtyard was beautifulThe grounds are beautiful and my Granddaughter decided she would take part in the Dragon Egg hunt so we got to see parts we hadn't seen before - as well as that, there is now a play castle for all ages(I do mean all ages!),toilets and a cafe in the woods.
This is the only one you will see of me - the others are far less dignified!!!
The views around are wonderful
We hadn't seen this rock garden before - I could have spent longer there!!
I loved seeing these ferns too
After lunch the sun was shining on these trees………a very unusual light …because on the opposite side …..
My son and I both thought that if we drew this tree no one would believe that is really this magical looking!
My son had been measuring the miles we walked - nearly four miles - time for coffee and cake (which I will save for another time)
By the time we came out it was raining quite heavily!
Our visit cost an average of £7 each and we really thought it was good value for the fun we had!
There were lots of people there but it never felt overcrowded!
Hubby and I plan to go back later in the year!
We also went to Rydal Mount on another day - I will post photos separately later this week - we were amazed at the changes in just a few weeks!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx