I would tell you that it was good to have a break away from the usual routine, even if the week wasn't a restful one.
I would tell you that it was a strange week with ups a downs. We will get the downs out of the way first. 4 months after my Grandad passed away from cancer, my other Grandad (my dad's dad) has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. There is just no escaping from it for me, as if working with it 5 days a week isn't enough, my private life is filled with it also. He already suffers with very bad Parkinson's disease and has done for the whole of my life and some time before hand, it really is so un-fair, we just have to wait now to find out what happens next. To top that off my cousin who is only 42 had a heart attack. She is fine, but it was such a shock for the whole family, I couldn't believe it. So bad news over with, let's move onto something more positive.
Myself and Mum found an amazing place to go for coffee and we will most definitely be visiting again in the future. It is called the Secret Garden. I'm sure from my photos you will be able to see why I have suggested this place to meet today.
A very welcoming entrance
Pretty paths with flowers leading the way, with lots of pretty lanterns
Little windmills and different furniture dotted all over the place
Oh look a little visitor
Yum hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, a scone with jam and a toasted tea cake, just what the doctor ordered.
Another visitor (it would have been rude of me not to have shared my scone with them)
Time for a close up
And how cute is this little fella hiding here : )
It really was a lovely place, beautiful surroundings and very well hidden from the main road, which is where I'm guessing the name comes into it. What i loved even more is how darted around the place they had blankets draped over chairs for you to wrap up in when it gets a little chilly as it was all mostly outside. there is an indoor section but sitting out in the fresh air is a must!
As well as this I also met with a very good friend of mine for coffee. I hadn't met with her in ages so it was lovely to catch up and see her again, we really must do it more often.
So a real mixture of good and bad news for me. I only hope your week has been much better.
Hope you enjoyed your coffee. Linking up today with Amy
Love Gem xxx