After I've taken my grandson L to school in the mornings and the weather is good I'll often go for a walk on the local common or lanes nearby just to get a bit of fresh air and give me some exercise. Today was glorious, the sun was shining and the skies were blue so I took myself off to where I used to take my own children to school when we lived in a different house and about ten minutes away by car. I didn't have my camera so used my iPhone and took pot luck.
This is the walk that I took every day
a tiny footpath between the fields
where horses grazed
and rabbits romped (there was one but it got away)
and where the hedgerows were filled with an abundance of colour
We did this walk every day for about 7 or 8 years where the children could stroke the horses most mornings and do a spot of blackberry picking on the way home in September when the fruit was at its best.
Nearing the end of the path now and just a short walk down this leafy lane
How different from today's manic school run, where everything including L is bundled into the car and then a slow drive up the hill due to the volume of traffic or the latest road works and then into the car park to see if you can actually park the car. This can take about 20 minutes start to finish. My own little walk to school was about the same time - but oh so pleasant.
On my way back to where I'd left my car I couldn't resist these two little cottages
Aren't they lovely?
Well at last we're off on our holidays - France - The Dordogne for 4 days and Carcassonne in Languedoc for 3 days. So unless I can get wi-fi in our hotel will be out of touch with Blogland until we return - with plenty of photos I hope.
Speak again soon