I thought I would go with a sporting theme this week.
Firstly, I'll mention the Olympics. How can it be just one year to go until Rio 2016? I love watching the Olympics and can find myself desperate to find out who has won the boxing or whether there is a new record for the swimming when normally these things just pass me by. The atmosphere around the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics was fantastic, an incredible experience. Even without the actual sports, the Olympic stadium was a glorious sight. I must get back to the Queen Elizabeth II Park to see if it is still the same. The flowers were terrific.
|A real surprise to see so many flowers.|
|So many cornflowers!|
|Last time I visited Wimbledon I forgot my camera, I was mortified.|
|I am peering inside the gate to get a glimpse of the scoreboard as the queue was far too long!|
Thirdly, there's Ladies Day at Ascot. I've never been. But a friend hosted Ladies Day at Ascot at her house (the horse races were on the TV!) There we were in our finery complete with hats and race cards and a fantastic picnic and without the travel! Fantastic. Such a lot of fun.
Fourthly, walking. See my favourite walks under the Walks label above.
|Here is a beautiful wander in Winchester, not in my walks above!|
Finally, there is rowing at Henley. There is an interesting River and Rowing Museum in Henley. Have a look at the website here. At the time I visited, there was a John Piper exhibition, paintings not stained glass and there's a delightful Wind in the Willows exhibition. So it's not just rowing and boats!
That's my sporting round up for this week! So glad you could pop in.
Thanks for all your previous comments.
Bye for now x