I think the photo below sums up how the week has been for us. As it has been half term we have had days out and about and the house and garden have been somewhat neglected. Having said that yesterday Paul trimmed the front hedge on both sides and tidied up the pond. Today I mowed the grass and did some weeding. On Thursday we met up with family at Teversal Manor it really is the most delightful place. When we visited last year the sun was shining; this time it was raining - we had a tasty lunch and a wander around the lovely gift shop and then a quick look at the church accompanied by sun, rain and rumbles of thunder in the distance. Unfortunately is was too wet to go into the garden but I know we will go back again before too long.
This morning we drove over to the Wolseley Centre Nature Reserve which belongs to the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The photo below is of one of the lakes on the complex which also has an interesting visitor centre as well as habitat trails, orchard, woodlands and sensory garden.
This is Chloe enjoying watching the frogs and newts in the pond. It's one of her favourite places. She always gets her tail wet through.