Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sunny afternoons....

So I couple of posts back I made the somewhat grumpsome indication that proximity to the Peak District may be the only good thing about living in Nottingham. This isn't true, there are a (very small) number of other good things about Nottingham too. One of them is Wollaton Park. An Elizabethan stately home (Wollaton Hall) lies in several hundred acres of beautiful parkland, less than a mile from where we live. The park is a deer park too, so wonderful if you like a bit of wildlife spotting! Anyone who's seen the new Batman film may also recognise the Hall as Wayne Manor, residence of Bruce Wayne/Batman!

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We spent several sunny afternoons over the past couple of months at the park, with picnic basket in tow, relaxing and sunbathing. Although the weather is cooling down now, I'm still looking forward to some autumnal walks as the trees turn golden red.

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I even brought out my old Australian sunhat! Haven't really needed that in the UK so much, sadly. That dress is one of my old ones from my Australian days too. I love it *sigh*.

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The Phoenix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit on the Kindle - one of my all time favourite children's books. I always go back to E. Nesbit's Psammead series when I'm in need of calming - they're such magical books, perfect escapism for any age!

1 comment:

Cat0805 said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. Laying in the sun with a Kindle is one of the best ways to spend the day :D Lovely blog xx

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