A while ago, a group of us arranged a day at Kew Gardens, little knowing that the summer was going to be as miserable as it has been. Yesterday I was in two minds whether to go, having been repeatedly soaked by monsoon force rain every time I went out. This negativity was reinforced by the drumming of the rain on my bedroom window as I tried to go to sleep at around midnight.
It was with trepidation, that I opened my bedroom curtains this morning. With relief, I saw that the path outside was dry and the sky blue. By 9am and two washing loads later, I was even looking forward to the day, reassured by the weather forecast that it would remain dry until tomorrow.
The journey was long but uneventful. Connections worked well and we were soon at the entrance to Kew Gardens, keen to walk around the grounds and see the varied and rare flora.
It turned out to be a lovely day, with lots to hold my interest as well as good company and best of all the appearance of the sun.