I travelled for the first few days on my own, arriving in Birmingham and travelling up to Manchester, then over to Bradford where I stayed on a farm, a day out in York with child 3 of 5 and then collecting hubby from the train station in Thirsk.
We then drove down to South Wales where we were based for the rest of our stay with an overnight stay in Lyme Regis with friends.
I haven't seen any other weather other than summer for over 12 months, since moving from South Africa to Dubai in December last year, although winter in Dubai when we arrived it is very similar to a UK summer but without the rain. I visited the UK late April for my niece's wedding and the weather was wonderful and then spent 3 weeks in Canada. I'm off to South Africa next week where it's the end of spring and start of summer.
The gardens I've visited the past 12 months have been wonderful from the Dubai Miracle Gardens in Dubai, Catherine's Garden in Canada, Spring in the Western Cape and of course my Mum's garden twice this year in South Wales.
The towns and cities I've visited were still all in full bloom and looked wonderful.
Allotments in the car park in Saltaire, Bradford
The Gardens at the B&B in Bradford on the farm
The garden at the B&B in Thirsk
With our daughter on a stroll through Keynsham, Bristol
The Country Lanes of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Woodland walks and berry picking
These fir trees were planted by my Mum and Dad at our old house in York in 1976
The Crematorium in Newport where my Gran's ashes are
My mum's garden