Friday, 24 June 2011

All I Want

Despite the varying weather England is currently having, yesterday me and Graham headed off to the Common for a picnic. Armed with our meal deals and a blanket, we had a lovely little walk around the lakes and walked through an incredible old cemetery. It was so interesting seeing all the different gravestones and how nature really affects it, the amount of weathering and destruction is caused was quite surprising (for me anyway.) We stopped off at the first lake and had a nice break watching the ducks and swans (although quite disappointed by the amount of litter in it!)
We finally stopped for lunch and sat beside a boating lake which was filled with ducks and ducklings who were more than interested in what we were having for lunch. There were 4 little ducklings who were so cute, and we named them Jamie, who was super fluffy, Jake, the tiniest one and Phil and Lil who were two little ones that were always by each others side! It started to get a bit nippy so we headed back to the car, but the rain managed to hold off which was good. I really loved having a picnic, and even though the weather wasn't perfect, it meant the park wasn't busy and we had a lovely lunch without anyone else in sight. I love picnics, it's such a nice way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and realise how much beauty nature has, as well as realising how close it actually is from the town centre. Plus, it's another one to cross of my goal list :)
I arrived home greeted by a package from the lovely Kate, with my Stolen Thunder earrings from her giveaway and some extra little bits. I'm currently munching on the Maoam, safe to say they won't see tomorrow! Thank you so much Kate :)


  1. sounds lovely, those little ducklings are adorable! nice post.

  2. oh my gosh i adore your blog. so glad i found it.

  3. Lovely picture. Isn't it sad when you see lots of litter (anywhere) but especially so in a beautiful place. I visited our local river today and was so upset to see lots of cans and bottles strewn along side the river.

  4. Aw, love ducklings! Looks like a lovely day x

  5. Those pictures are beautiful. Living in a big city we really do forget how peaceful being surrounded by nature is.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your picnic!

  6. Love your blog layout, sweet pictures :)

  7. I used to love walks around the Common, there's so many different bits of it that you always find something new whenever you go! The little ducklings around the boating lake are adorable - I like the sound of Phil and Lil! Glad you had a lovely picnic and ticked off one of your goals! :)