Sunday, 10 May 2020

Walks and VE Day

After this lockdown has ended the economy will have suffered no end and we will be paying for the cost of it for many years I think, but I believe people will take some good things out of it too, I hear the neighbours children playing in the garden far more than I did before and when I'm out walking I see more parents and children walking or on their bikes.  It's giving people time to enjoy more simple things.  I'm discovering lovely walks that I knew were there but had either forgotten about or didn't have the time / was too tired to do.

I thought I'd share one of them here with you.

Just a short walk from our house, past the few local shops there are some steps, you could almost walk past them without noticing but they lead away from all the houses and to lovely green space.

First is all the wonderful wild garlic growing along the path

Then the path opens up onto one of the fields 

The field above is just one of a few different ways you can reach this lane, now I can walk the lanes in a big square and end up back where I started.  It's takes about an hour, longer if like me you keep stopping to look at things.

This section is the longest part but there is a lovely reward over the hedge a little further down

On the last lane now and almost back to the housing estates

I't easy to forget that we live right on the edge of this beautiful countryside and I'm enjoying getting out and about and re-discovering.


On Friday the UK celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE day.  There were still a lot of people around having get together's on their own driveways, still keeping the distance rules, which was nice to see.  We had a lovely surprise delivered, Joanne had ordered us afternoon tea.  :-)  She had found a local bakery that was doing home deliveries.  
It all came packaged in a box with enough food to fill one cake stand each!  It was lovely, but we were stuffed and needed nothing else to eat for the rest of the day.

Just look at her little face!! 

I feel I should just say for anyone seeing this and might judge. Yes our daughters and grandchildren come to see us, however, they only ever stand / sit in the garden, never the house. 
Neither me, or Mark, are in isolation because of any medical conditions, therefore if we keep to the 2 metre rule, them being in the garden is the same as standing on the drive and us standing on the doorstep.  
We have a large enough space on the patio that we were able to have our afternoon tea without breaking this 2 metre rule.

Be assured that any photos I share of my girls or grandchildren whilst this crisis is going on are taken from a distance and cropped, we are all abiding by the guidelines.

I just wanted to make that clear.

I hope you are all staying safe and well

See you soon



crafty cat corner said...

Now that's what I call an afternoon tea, look at the size of those cakes and sandwiches, no wonder you were stuffed,lol
The scenery around your are is stunning and to think that you just have a short walk to get ot it is great.
We have to take the car to get to our nearest countryside, not long about 10 mins.
Lovely post

Jo said...

Your local walk looks lovely, so peaceful and lots of interest along the way. It's nice to see people taking advantage of walks which are close to them, so many of us these days hop in a car and drive to take a walk, local areas tend to get forgotten about and it's only now in lockdown that they're being rediscovered. Wow, what a wonderful afternoon tea.

Julie said...

A delightful walk so close to your home, how lovely. A great walk for the your and children when you are able.
Bonnie does look happy, I bet she enjoyed devouring all those lovely treats in the fabulous afternoon tea.
love and blessings x

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely walk, it's one thing I'm missing. Your afternoon tea looks amazing 🙂

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

The afternoon tea was a lovely idea and it's great that your family can visit you and keep to the social distancing rule at the same time.

Judyk2310 said...

What a wonderful place you have to walk!! You have the most beautiful granddaughter! It's nice you have a large enough area to have tea with your family. The tea looked soooo good. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

All such wonderful photographs, a joy :)

I do agree more people are finding time to enjoy the simple things in life.

Enjoy your week, it's going to be cooler.

All the best Jan

Jackie said...

Oh what a lovely tea. And your guest is a real beauty.

God bless.

Barb said...

Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful photos of your walk. We see our daughter. She has been totally working from home and sees no one but us. She lives alone and really needs company one day a week. I don't worry or feel guilty at all. Your little grand daughter is so adorable!

butterfly said...

Lovely walk ,makes you feel so good .
Your GD is so cute , I miss my family , but we ca't get to see them yet .
In our road every one sat in the front garden for tea , It was great .
We walked down and around wishing every one the best , at a distance .
One friend played and sang two songs for us it was just wonderful .
And we talked to new people who have just moved in near by .
They are all such lovely people and we said we will all do this again .

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