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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 20th April 2017

We were up and off early today for a trip to the Keukenhof Gardens. I don’t think we we were prepared for the onslaught of colour and profusion of tulips. It is quite simply the most colourful thing you will ever see and none of my pictures truly do it justice. The sun shone and whilst I couldn’t say it was warm it was a great deal better than yesterday, also busy but it is a huge garden so you could still find an odd corner to rest. Utterly staggering and a tribute to the bulb growers displaying their efforts. If you have never been and would like to be inspired with Spring garden displays, you need to go. Someone had asked and were told there were about 7 million bulbs there.
Groovy Word of the day: stupefying

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 19th April 2017

A brisk mornings sailing took us to the other side of the “lake” (its huge). Our afternoon trip was to Het Loo Palace which used to be the Royal Palace but now belongs to the state. It was as very cold but we did briefly see the sun. The gardens were impressive and have recently been reconstructed in their original style. The house was pleasant to walk round (and warm). Then we returned to our ship for drinks and a 6 course Gala Dinner. 

Groovy Word of the day : sumptuous


Tales from a Fractured Folly: 14th April 2017

I am  very proud of my orchid growing skills, these two I have had for over a year and this is their second flowering. I went for a nice walk on Midsummer Hill to see if the bluebells were ready, but they are a way off their best. This weekend will be nothing like last weekend weather wise and the bluebells will need a bit more warmth before they make their entrance. I had a nice lunch of ham egg and chips in the Farmer Arms at Birtsmorton, which is a lovely proper village pub, where old farmer types gather and laugh about the fight they had with their goose. 

Groovy Word of the day: oddball