It was gorgeous and so we went to The Surrey Hills to have a look at Leith Tower,which neither of us have ever been to.
Except that I got lost about three times and then after a long, hot drive through narrow lanes and enchanted forests there was a slight problem; it's a real hard climb when you've broken your back.
I had to give up after about a third of the way - it was just too steep and too slippery. I can't afford to break anything else just yet.
Really, really frustrating.
Even so, the Rhododendrons were magnificent;
They come from The Himalyas, so they love the height and the thin soils.
And look at these majestic trees;
And the foxgloves are just starting to flower;
But it was a real disappointment and when I got home I felt terrible and we've still got the shopping to do.
What's sad is that it does confirm that I can never do things I'd wanted to do - The Malvern Hills for example.
And it just makes me so angry that for the three years after I was diagnosed there were times when I was well enough to do things like travelling but I couldn't because I was looking after my Mum.
Except that her 'family doctor' couldn't be bothered to tell us that we would have been eligible for four weeks respite care every year - when I could have done these things.
I'm very angry about it all.
On a different note........tomorrow is Wraysbury fair and I've been in a flurry of choosing photos from the last year, getting them developed and now trying to mount them.
Just like last year, I'm entering the Craft tent competition.
Last year I only got a second place - my pictures were a bit too outrageous, I think.
I've had a much quieter year this time, so they are a bit less controversial. I'm not happy about that but the tension is
still building up!
(a don't stop till you drop production)
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