I know I often talk about moving house, but on a mild spring day like today, I don’t want to move too far.
And I was planning all sorts of faraway trips over the weekend, but after the stress and angst of internet outage (fixed by an engineer remotely this morning) and the panic when my van broke (fixed by me at lunchtime*) I felt too tired to do more than take B for a short walk around the local area. It ended up as a long walk, and I decided to take some photos to show you why I still love where I live.
We began the afternoon’s adventures by sharing coffee and cheesecake at the Lovely Food Cafe. Well, she shared the cheesecake, I didn’t actually share the coffee!
Then we wandered down towards the Park, with B getting giddy from the sugar, and we admired the local cherry blossom tree.
We strolled past the National Botanic Gardens and enjoyed looking at the tulips, and a very pretty magnolia tree.
We passed by one of the local traditional pubs…
… And then we headed for home via the path along the Royal Canal: There were boys jumping into the deep water between the locks, as they have done for decades, and an old woman feeding the birds, but I didn’t think it right to photograph them…
It was a lovely afternoon that we both enjoyed, and a great reason to be cheerful for this week.