I wasn’t planning to join in with The Gallery
this week, mainly because we’ve been pretty tied up with the school holidays and I have some exciting reviews to write up. But when I caught sight of this week’s theme – ‘a favourite place’ –
I couldn’t resist.
If you follow me on Instagram or have been reading my blog for some time, then you won’t be surprised to discover that our favourite place contains flowers, grassy meadows and an open space to walk our beloved pooch. One Twitter follower even announced that she must live near me after I posted a few photos of our ‘favourite place’ – scary but quite amazing! So here it is:
The changing seasons are alive in this beautiful place and the best bit? It’s just a 5 minute walk from our house.
The kids can ride their bikes:
Or pick some bluebells for mummy:
There’s even a tyre swing for some good old-fashioned (free) fun:
And our little pooch loves to run around in the open space, free from his lead and able to explore.
When we haven’t got much time, this is where we head for a quick walk but it’s also one of the places I escape to for some peace and quiet. Just me and the dog.
We popped up here yesterday, before heading off for a day out. I persuaded the kids to join me, by reminding them of the famous tyre swing. It was a lovely sunny day so the perfect opportunity for some fresh air and valuable time away from screens. But when we arrived, this is what we found:
Our beloved tyre swing has gone! Where to we still don’t know. Health and Safety gone mad? Perhaps an accident? I do hope that neither of these are true. But I’m determined to get to the bottom of it because our ‘favourite place’ has definitely lost some of its sparkle.
What’s your favourite place of the moment?