Thursday, 1 August 2013

A True Friendship lasts Through the Years

The week before we went on holiday we had the pleasure of having an old friend from Southern Ireland to stay. Mary had lived with us for a while 89/90 and we had not seen each other in 20 years.
We just picked up and caught up as if it was yesterday

Lunch at Pilgrims Hall is always on the menu for visiting guests
 and although I have posted many, many times on Pilgrims Hall the
Wisteria was out and I do love Wisteria. By this time,  as it was just going over, the petals had carpeted the ground. 

The Azaleas were just going over too

Don't think that I have ever shown a picture of the fox on the weather vane

Looking through into the walled kitchen garden 

and the Roses around the side door which is used as the entrance to the Christian  Bookshop that is run from there
Enjoying being out and about with Young Oliver this week
So much more exciting seeing things through the eyes of a child.
More holiday pics in next post


Bernideen said...

I just got together with a friend I met 47 years ago. We had not seen each other for 10 years but as you say we"just picked up" where we left off!

Glad you has this opportunity and the photos are lovely here on your blog post!

Barbee' said...

Thank you for showing us the wisteria.

Sara said...

Hi Barbara, thank you for sharing some lovely views of Pilgrim's Hall. I love wisteria too, but those red roses and the red door on the side entrance are especially beautiful I think.

It's wonderful to have an opportunity to catch up with good friends, and you know how deep your friendship is when you can just pick up again after 20 years.

Elizabethd said...

How lovely to see the climbing rose around the doorway. I wonder if it is scented too.

Anonymous said...

It is good having friends like that, who you don't need to see all the time for the friendship to remain strong.
I do like wisteria. I have three young plants, and I am not saying I am mean or anything, but as we may be moving house in the next few years, I have kept them in pots!

Adrienne said...

What a treasure to have a visit with your dear friend. I love the way good friendships span across time. The flowers are gorgeous and I loved seeing where you had lunch. I LOVE those red roses on the white building!

Susan said...

It's always so wonderful to see an old friend like that and be able to just pick-up right here and now as if the time between had not even been.

Vee said...

Wonderful to pick up with a dear friend right where you left off... The fellowship hall grounds are very impressive.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Old friends like that are a treasure. I have a few that I keep in regular contact with and some that occasionally write or e-mail. I enjoyed all the pictures but especially enjoyed seeing the two of you together. Glad you are enjoying the visit with your grandson.

Needled Mom said...

It is always a delight to visit with cherished friends. The wisteria is just beautiful, but I never enjoy the mess underneath. Guess it is a small price to pay for the beauty.

bristowmom said...

Very lovely!

For a brief time this past week I thought we might be moving again, and closer to your corner of the world. I was so excited by the possibility! It won't be happening now, but hopefully sometime in the future. Every time I look at your blog I long to visit England. To live there would be even better, as a visit never affords enough time to really take things in.

Terri said...

It's really a waste of time to go see a zoo without a child to go with you. (At my age there is so much "seen it, done it".) Have fun with the grands.

La Petite Gallery said...

What a gorgeous spot, you know I have an orange Azalea and wisteria, but it will never look like that one in my life time. I really enjoy your posts.
Hope England gets some cool weather. Maine is getting a break this week.
we had 70-78 degrees..
Have a Great Sunday. yvonne

nikkipolani said...

What a wonderful reunion! And such pretty setting, too. That wisteria is so beautiful -- glad you both got to see it before it was done for the season.

Lori Zehr said...

I loved the beautiful flower pictures! Wisteria is so elegant. I saw it growing wild in woods in the southern United States. The roses were amazing over that door also!

My Cottage Diary said...

Beautiful friendship and beautiful wisteria! Cute fox, too! :O) Blessings to you and yours, Bess