I've been watching the weather over there and hoping it doesn't warm up too much before we get there.
(It seems to be much warmer than usual for this time of year???)
Spring certainly seems to be arriving quickly in most parts of England and it is such a pretty time.
It's lovely to see the countryside wake up and come alive once more.
Taken near Ansty, April 2008
When we were last in England in 2008 we arrived on the 1st April and the weather was quite cold with no leaves on the trees and the daffodils blooming.( No jacket, I know, but it was around 8 degrees and warm in the car. Just a quick photo ! )
Stourhead Garden, April 2008
It is all so different to what we experience here and May is such a pretty time there.
Preparations have been quietly progressing.
New passports have been applied for and photographs taken - actually more like mugshots!
Mine has already arrived.
and look how pretty it is inside.
Each double page has a pale printed background....
featuring iconic symbols of Australia.
Can't wait to start using it ! ! !