Wednesday, 1 July 2015


When England gets it right  it couldn't be finer.

The last day in the month of June when the sun shining brightly in the cloudless sky lingered on well into the late evening.

It was our wedding anniversary, only 36 years and with us both being so busy recently, me with my parents and grandchildren and he at work we wanted to head to somewhere quiet and peaceful to eat, chat and while away a couple of hours.

We found the perfect place, The Boathouse at Dedham to do that very thing.
Doused in insect repellant,
(I have to say driving up their with the air conditioning on the pungent smell was unfortunately  a little intense for my liking.)
we managed to get a table outside right by the river.
There were swans and their cygnets to see but by the time I'd got my phone out of my handbag to take this photo they had passed and were probably half way along to Flatford Mill.
We always enjoy being in Dedham and the surrounding area and we had such a nice evening here, the food and the service at this restaurant was lovely and I would definitely recommend it.

Today, Michael is off to work again and I'm ironing!!
Yes, ironing on the hottest day of the year.
However I'm also taking time out to write this post, eat my lunch and watch a little tennis.

I have finally put buttons on my 2 finished cardigans.

This one is for Alfred
and this one is Jack's.

Jack's is quite thick  so will be ok for later in the year.
I really like the yacht buttons 
but ........

I also liked the football buttons that I bought originally for it, but bought five instead of six.
I'm always doing that!!!!

Thank you for all your comments, I really appreciate them.

Enjoy the sunshine!


  1. Happy anniversary. Its hot here today too, just checked and its 28c in the shade, even think it s too hot to knit. Love your little cardigans, knowing our weather they will be wearing them soon!! Keep cool

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary, a wonderful place to celebrate it. You have been very busy, they will be great for when then temperature drops again xx

  3. Happy anniversary - what a beautiful place to celebrate :) I love love love this heat :) xx

  4. Happy anniversary! It looks like you found a wonderful place to celebrate. The sweaters are lovely, and I love those sailboat buttons.

  5. Happy Anniversary, a bit late! Lovely knitting and the yacht buttons are perfect

  6. Congratulations on your 36 years and Happy Anniversary :o)