Looking down from the top of The Dell in the Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens all I could see below me was wave upon wave of brilliant coloured blossoms on the rhododendrons and azaleas for which these Grade 1 listed gardens are famous. Placed amongst the trees of these well-established woodland gardens and around its seven lakes in the middle are sculptures by the South African artist, Anton Smit, creating his Walk of Life.
Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens
Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in Bloom
Life During a Coronavirus Pandemic: Week 112 Planning a Move
My coronavirus diary for week 112 of the coronavirus pandemic records the news that there are two new COVID-19 hotspots – New Zealand and North Korea. The latter is centred on an outbreak of omicron cases in the capital, Pyongyang. It is the first time this country has admitted the virus has affected them but is refusing covid vaccinations. International travel chaos from England continues as airlines blame COVID lockdowns when large numbers of staff were laid off and recruitment drives are failing to fill vacancies. The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues as Ukraine celebrates a win at the Eurovision Song Contest. My week starts with a lovely day out at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens in West Sussex and ends by packing up an old home to move to a new one in Poole, Dorset.
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