Welcome to the blog, whether you are a regular reader or just passing by it's great to see you. Today we are joining Amy from Love Made My Home's Five on Friday link up.
I hope you've had a good week. There's a lot going on at this time of the year - the Chelsea Flower Show, Roland Garros, the Great British Sewing Bee, the Hollow Crown . . .it's a wonder I've got anything done at all!!
So do join me for some fresh air as we pop down to the library.
One - On the Way There
It's wonderful at the moment with all the trees in leaf and the rhododendrons out.
Two - The Recreation Ground
We're lucky to have a large grassy park big enough for football matches between local clubs and for fairs yet which can be enjoyed by dog walkers and families.
There are various swings and slides for children plus this get-fit assault course for Keen Types. I think of it as a Sculpture to be admired from afar!
Three - The Library
Round the corner, we arrive at the library which has had a coat of paint fairly recently. Libraries used to be a place of hushed silence and books but nowadays it's a real community space. A space we must use or we'll lose it as many libraries are being closed down or run by volunteers. When I was there, people were browsing books and DVDs, a couple of ladies were chatting whilst knitting, others were researching on the computers. There are storytelling activities, computer games, family history research, knit and natter, magazines, leaflets for local area events. So much to do.
Four - Christmas
A quick dash up the High Street, some of the shops can be seen in my Five on Friday Valentine Reflections post, shows we're ready for Christmas as you can see! The decorations are in place all year ready for the big switch on later in December!
Five - Going Back Home Again
Back past the colourful gardens, by the railings alongside the park.
Can you see the tree growing through the railings? Modern Art! Some people would pay a fortune for this natural phenomenon! There's only a chunk of wood left as the tree has been cut.
Not quite in the Chelsea Garden league but we're lucky to have so much greenery and clumps of wild flowers/'weeds' all around us.
Time for a cup of coffee. Enjoy your week.