For the fourth day of gratitude I am sharing a favourite place to walk
This is the country park that is a very short walk from our house and I am so very grateful to have such a lovely tranquil place to visit so close to home. This place was a welcome sanctuary when we were in lockdown, we were allowed outside to exercise or walk a dog for an hour a day and I can't think of a better place to be at any time of year.
Hard to believe that when we moved to this house, this lake did not exist. They dug it out when they built a new housing estate a little way away and it has just filled up naturally. It's a haven for ducks and moorhens, and this year we even had two swans appear for a few days. These ducks will never go hungry, it is a popular place for family walks.
My husband is part of a volunteer group who help with the park's maintenance and they work hard to keep it looking good and attract as much wildlife into the area as possible. We are so lucky to have this five minutes walk from our front door.
PS Our last day before lockdown. Our last day of looking after Max for at least a month 😢 I keep trying to reassure myself that this initial phase is 'only' for a month and then maybe they will lift a few restrictions and we may be able to see him again outdoors. Then I also remind myself that I have a friend who has twin grandchildren who live in Australia who she only sees once every two years so I must put this in perspective! It's a very strange day today, although we are really fortunate that we are both early-retirees so do not have to implement too many changes. This time I must remember not to bake (and eat) so many cakes 😉