My birthday was two weeks ago. My wife, seeing my ill-fitting, 1990s sport coats with just-a-bit-too-big shoulder pads bought me a new sport coat. Oh, and tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show, in London, in May. Did I marry well, or what? She's excited to go too (it's not just me!) because we went to the International Garden Festival of Chaumont sur Loire in France, in 2006, and we both enjoyed it tremendously.
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That week there was, every night of the week, a one-hour documentary TV show on the Flower show, hosted by Alan Titchmarsh. Imagine that happening here in the U.S.!
Well, my wife and I will be there Friday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. She'll make the travel arrangements. It's my job to find someone to take on a purple-haired, surly-morninged tween and get her on the bus to seventh grade, make sure home work gets done, and throw food at her a couple times a day, while we're away for four-five days. Any takers?
Photo on top: The Japanese Moss Garden at the 2007 Chelsea Flower Show by UGArdener / © Some rights reserved.