The weekend just past saw a Meet Up at RHS Wisley, despite the ominous weather forecasts the sun shone on us as we talked, walked, laughed and took far too many photographs. For those who aren't aware, I organize little gatherings every so often, details of the next can be found in the sidebar . These Meet Ups aren't a PR / Brand type affair, just blogging friends old and new meeting up and hanging out. RHS Wisley is always a good choice and this Meet Up was smashing.
I took along Kitty and Ozzy and we were joined by Tanya from Mummy Barrow, Charly from PODcast with her daughter and Kriss from Wild About Here and her children. Victoria from Southbourne Gardens was feeling under the weather and couldn't join us, but was sorely missed.
Here's some photos from the day, starting off with this chap, spotted in the Glasshouse.
I spent all Winter trying to get a Robin photo and the little blighters eluded me - now finally I have one, I was far too excited to get a shot of one than is normal.
The Scent of Wisley Display was in it's final weekend. I'll post photos of that in a separate post but here's a tiny snifter.
I resisted the temptation to instagram all the orchids to Claudia in case she popped with bloom lust.
After the Glasshouse we headed up to the Alpine Houses, with many breaks that involved heads in bushes. Here you can see Tanya (left) and Kriss (right) happy snapping.
The children were enjoying themselves too, alternating climbing with resting.
The picnic was lovely, with a couple of robins for company, room for the kids to run about and birthday cakeage for Ozzys 6th birthday (which is today!) courtesy Tanya.
This was such a happy, happy Meet Up.
The orchard is in blossom at the moment and I ran, literally, from the group to get a few sneaky shots. As you do.
After 4 hours of walking, talking and taking photos for the grown ups and running, 'tag', hide and seek and jumping for the children everyone started to tire.
Sometimes in life you have to seize the moment and pretend you haven't seen the 'Keep off the grass' sign and just crash.
Though one remained alert!
I had a lovely day - a huge thank you to the ladies and kiddos for being such good company.