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Sunday, 3 May 2020

Feeling a bit sad

I had planned a walk that did not include the park. I walked to the river and went past the marina intending to walk along that side of the river until I got to some footpaths I hadn't explored. However further along the path was closed. I went back and crossed the river intending to carry on with the planned walk but there were a couple of families with children running about so I crossed the field and walked along the brook until the zigzag bridge which crosses the railway. It's old and probably viewed as ugly but there is a certain beauty about it and the view from the top is good.

Then I entered the other part of the park and that's when I felt sad seeing everything shut down. There is an adventure play ground, two outdoor gyms and last year a new inclusive playground opened for younger children and the disabled. Little granddaughter loves that bit and we had such fun there. I last took her there the week before shutdown. I have been coping well and making the most of video chats but suddenly seeing that park caused a wave of sadness.

I cheered up when I saw the beautiful azaleas but decided to avoid that part of the park for now.


  1. Happy to read that the flowers perked you up. I love the yellow fence.

  2. It is sad, especially the parks and the things that are closed. I'm sure things will open in due course and it's all for the best, but still... very sad. But that azalea was indeed worth the walk.

  3. Not hearing the children's laughter as they use the swings and slide at the park makes me sad as well. Here is hoping that perhaps some day soon we will be able to see them enjoying the parks again.

    God bless.

  4. Stay strong, it is hard not to see the children but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel. Beautiful azalea.

    1. Thank you. I am mostly happy. Little gd lives a few minutes away so used to seeing her a lot but we are all being good.