Yesterday the UK was bathed in sunshine, and for us it could be the last day of summer if you know anything about British weather.
It’s incredible how good weather can make you feel I was up and out of the house by 10am and walked into town, many others it seemed had the same idea forgoing the bust wanting to enjoy the unexpected boon of glorious sunshine.
After getting the boring stuff out-of-the-way I took a turn around ou park which is historical the picture above is the castle and is the oldest Castle Keep in Britain, sitting opposite having a breakfast smoothie, it blew me away gain to think that something this old was still standing(built-in roman times).
Wandering through the park back into the town seeing the tables out on the street colourful umbrellas, it was almost continental, anyway I went into the Brit stalwart that is Marks & Spencers, and bought some nibbles and headed back to the park for a picnic.
Our loca park is huge and very well maintained(by only 5 gardeners) with the help of some park rangers the above is the ornamental pond, which houses large coy carp, they also have a sensory area for the blind, which in the height of summer the scents are amazing, there are of course children’s play areas and the boating pond and usually about a dozen swans as well as ducks waddling around.
During the summer months we often have concerts jazz. folk, contemporary music as well as the local brass band, sometimes they have open air theater, usually Shakespeare as it seems to lend itself to the historical theme of the town.
We have Food Fair, again locals come to show of their wares of traditional homemade pies , sausages, plus different foods from around the world, were very keen to also celebrate cultural diversity.
With urban living taking over its great to be able to walk in a space that’s green and where nature is allowed to take its course, and it’s appreciated by all, and for me to be able to sit in my favourite spot, with a favourite book or just my thoughts, breath clean air and chat to whoever comes along, and of course enjoy my picnic.