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April 24th, 2011

I swear I didn't plan this, but when Stuart and I went for a hike in the Kent countryside on Friday, the footpath took us right through someone's garden. And that someone just happened to have her business sign on display. And that person also just happened to be pulling up the driveway in her car. Hurrah! What were the chances of that? I got to meet Sarah McIntyre, Therapist! I've never met another Sarah McIntyre before.

And Sarah McIntyre is rather fabulous! We are thinking of looking up other Sarah McIntyres near London and having a party. Kind of like the Sarah Party, but more specific.



I was hoping the warm weather might mean the bluebells were coming out early, and I wasn't disappointed. Have a look at these! I think English bluebells might be one of my most favourite things in the world. You're hiking and all of a sudden you come to a shady woodland glade, and suddenly it's like a wizard has cast a shimmering purple mist over the ground.



At one point, we had an apple orchard on one side of the path, with the most fragrant blossoms you can imagine, and a sea of bluebells on the other side and, well, it actually made me a bit teary, it was so amazing. If you live in England and haven't gone out to see the bluebells, GO NOW! You'll be so glad you did.

Our path also led us by a National Trust property called Ightham Mote (pronounced 'Item Moat'). It's kind of pricey to go in (£10.40 for adults) so we skipped it this time and just had tea in the tea room, but it's a lovely building, even from the outside.



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