This weekend was all about sunshine which makes a very welcome change. It was warm on Saturday, warmer Sunday and really almost hot on Monday. I had two days helping out at the shop at Shelsley and Monday I spent with a friend exploring the gardens of Hanley Swan, just down the road. They have 18 gardens to look at so we started at that one that did lunch, walked around a few, rested in the one that served Pimms, walked around a few more, then finished up back at the first for tea. I have driven through Hanley Swan hundreds of times and always thought it pretty, but to walk round like we did and get to look very close up you realise what an absolutely beautiful place it is. We even got to walk round the Community Orchard and saw what was going on there and I will be back for my apple juice in the Autumn.