Now for the lovely surprise of the title. Last weekend we received a card in the post. Inside were two season tickets from the owners of The Garden House at Saxby (my favourite garden in this area) to say thank you for the mentions of my previous visits on this blog. There are links to my blog posts from some of my previous visits in August 2012 here and August 2011 here. To say I was thrilled and delighted by the gift was a slight understatement! I am hoping to visit the garden when the snowdrops are in flower and also to see the wildflower meadow which I have managed to miss each year since we started visiting. I can only pass on huge thanks to Chris and Jonathan for their generosity. I shall, of course, write about the visits I make there this year too. The Helenium photo above was taken at The Garden House in August 2012 and is a wonderful reminder of the summer (particularly with all the snow outside today).