This chap was enjoying the sun outside a delightful little gallery - I didn't buy anything but I could easily have done so had I had the cash!
This was also outside the gallery.
Pretty houses at every turn..
Now why couldn't my hollyhocks have been content to be this size I wonder!
After lunch we set off for Wells - England's smallest city and not far from Wedmore. We had a wander up the main street towards the cathedral and the Bishop's Palace. This is the moat round the Palace - all very tranquil now but I am guessing that if they needed a moat and crenellated ramparts at the time it was built 800 years ago that it wasn't always so peaceful! I gather they had permission to pour boiling oil and molten lead from the ramparts on top of any marauders who might be attempting to climb the walls - not very Christian was it?!!
Nothing like that happening yesterday though of course and all was very peaceful. The cathedral looking serene in the sunshine from the gardens inside the palace.
This was one of the windows in what had been the Great Hall - only one wall left standing now along with a couple of towers which served to illustrate the immense size of the building when it was built 800 years ago.
Lovely clematis clambering up the wall.... Oops I have just realised it should have been turned through 90 degrees - as I will ruin the whole post if I mess about now I will just leave it and wonder if you would have noticed!
Hydrangeas everywhere with some beautiful big blooms but nearly all pink.
We'd had a great day out but sadly on our return I received a call from the vet with the results of a blood test Thomas had had on Monday - it seems he has a weak heart and needs to go on medication. This had been picked up by the vet we saw earlier in the week when both cats went for their yearly check and vaccincations and poor Tom has yet another bald patch - this time under his chin so he looks like a scraggy plucked chicken when he lifts his head and you can see his skin! It is difficult to imagine life without him after 15 plus years but I guess the time will come when I must. This photo is very unusal since it shows both Tom (on the right) and Bambi sharing a resting place something they never normally do - do you think Bambi knows she has to be kinder to her brother now and wallop him a little less often?! Bambi too has her problems as she has harvest mites (no not harvest mice!) in her ears and I am annointing her with some noxious stuff along with giving her her arthritis medicine - it's not only humans for whom "getting old is not for wimps" is it?!
Thank you all for your lovely comments on my previous posts I really do appreciate them all and hope to be able to catch up with you all soon.