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Monday, 10 July 2017

My Happy Place...

...in the Sun.

My lawn will never be a velvet green patch that could put a bowling green to shame. To be honest the lawn looks more like straw with a hint of green.

I don't have loads of flower beds abundant with colourful blooms. The yucca is likely to have a mass of white bell-like flowers later in the Summer but for now the only colour is the purple of a wild buddleia.

However, when Mother Nature sees fit to bless us with glorious blue skies...

 ...it seems a shame not to sit outside and make the most of the lovely weather.

Problem was, until last Friday the only seats I had in the garden were a rather uncomfortable bench and some plastic white chairs (fine for sitting at a table but not very comfortable to sit in for any length of time) which are actually a little too high for me as I'm only 5ft 4ins on a good day.

A couple of years ago I saw the perfect chair for me in a branch of The Range but the colours on offer were not to my taste. Then earlier this year I saw the same chairs in just the right shade for me - but by the time payday came around they had all gone. I was sure it was not to be but then last week they had some more in but I didn't have space in the car. It looked like I was going to miss out again.

Just on the off chance, I called into The Range on my way home from Barleylands on Friday and luck was on my side. A chair and table were soon making their way to my car in the car park but oh dear - the chair would not fit. A length of rope, and the tailgate left open  (I was determined to secure my purchase) and I headed home - at a rather gentle pace.
 
As you can see, the grass leaves a lot to be desired but I love my new seat and table....
 ...the seat is just the right height for me...
 ...and for a moulded resin chair it is wonderfully comfortable. The perfect place to sit with a cup of coffee...
 
 ...and enjoy a bit of crafting outside in the sunshine...
...in the ideal spot in the garden. The place where I've set my table & chair is in a part of the garden that gets the sun for most of the day and is quite secluded so no-one is overlooking.

My garden may not be the prettiest place in the world but I now have my own little "Happy place" where I can sit and enjoy the sunshine and while away a few happy hours.

I'm now on the look out for a sun umbrella in a matching or toning colour then everything will really be perfect..........................................................................


5 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love the colour, glad you have a happy place now

aussie aNNie said...

Looks nice and comfy Toni...have fun in the sunshine.xx [aNNie]

Lori said...

So nice to have a happy place! Cute chair and table and love the color. Our grass looks the same - we go for the natural look - no sprinkler system for us. Have a wonderful time in your happy place!

Jane O'Sullivan said...

Oooh what a pretty table and chair, hope you have many enjoyable hours in your happy place! x

Sandra said...

Looks like the perfect spot to chill out in. I'm so glad you found the chair in your colour, it was meant to be xx