Thursday, 1 April 2021

1st April!

The 1st of the month photo.

and two days earlier...

on 30th March, a beautiful sunny day.  It was nice today but we didn't have the lovely blue sky unfortunately.

Hubby has come down for Easter which is lovely, arriving in the early hours this morning. 

This afternoon we went for a walk around Shanklin and the beach front and had an ice cream which was very nice.

I took a few photos on our walk.

Someone has obviously had enough!

It always makes me giggle when I see gorse over here and remember back to my Dad's constant battles with it on our property in New Zealand.

A beautiful magnolia in one of the parks.

An amazing camellia 

The photo doesn't do it justice.

Couldn't get a shot like this in summer!

Newly thatched teapot and cup and saucer.



  1. Enjoyed your comment on gorse. I do love the perfume of gorse even though it is a noxious weed!!!!!

  2. I know what you mean about the gorse. It was the bane of my life - both in the shearing shed (handfuls of the stuff in some fleeces; some sheep just have to push through fences) and in my Forest Service career. Beautiful magnolias.

  3. What a lovely photographic diary.
    Shanklin is a pretty village indeed
    I must plan a visit one day

  4. I love that thatched roof with the coffee pot - how cool! Guess you're enjoying Spring now, Magnolias signal a new season.

  5. I'm a bit late catching up, but I hope you have had a great Easter weekend with hubby. Love all your photos :)

  6. On our very first trip to Scotland, my Dad brushed his hand against a yellow weed and got stuck by a thorn. He bled everywhere. We quickly learned about gorse and meticulously avoided it from there on out! Great photos as always, Lorraine! John

  7. The teapot and saucer could be the thatcher's signature..near where my brother lives the Thatcher does a pheasant.


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