I adore Poppies, however this clump near my front door is probably going a little too far. My husband, who doesn't share my passion for them, isn't convinced I haven't had a hand in sowing seeds for these, and believe me the photo doesn't do them justice, they're up to my husband's waist and he's 6ft. He's had strict instructions not to mow them, and so far seems to be listening to me, though for how long I'm not entirely sure. I love them, they're so colourful and can stay there for as long as they wish to as far as I'm concerned.
We enjoyed a splendid evening at Les Landes Race Course on Friday night with transport to and from the course being arranged for all the guests; incredible food displayed in the marquee and a bar that catered for everyone's tastes. The view from the enclosure overlooking the track looks out over the channel and as the horses thunder past you look out over the ruins of Grosnez Castle towards the sun as it sets past Guernsey, Jethou, Herm and Sark. A perfect evening.
This week it's my son's birthday the day before he comes home for the summer holidays and next weekend we're having a big family get together at my dad's house. My brother-in-law is over from New Zealand for a few days and it's my mother-in-law's birthday on Midsummer's day, as well as my neice and nephew's birthdays later on in the week. There's so much going on, but it's all good fun.