Today I have decided to start a new series called ‘Dear Diary’. I have been doing a bit more travelling lately than I used, so I thought it would be nice to bring you all on the journey with me. The aim of this is for it to be a bit of a travel log for me so that I can remember my journeys and by posting it on here it means I can bring you all along as well. My first entry to Dear Diary is going to be about the 3 days I spent with my grandparents exploring the surroundings to their home.
29/5/17 – Today we decided to venture into Alcester, a nearby town, and take a walk through the old cobbled streets and their local wood. The walk we decided to do was 5 miles long, but it is good training for my Duke of Edinburgh in a few months time. Our walk took us first past a small retirement community. It was a street of old Tudor houses that were leaning over slightly that housed people aged 55 to 96. They all have their own houses, but share a wash house and other such things. Their expansive garden is open to the public to go and walk around in, so naturally we want and had a look. We carried on out walk past the old football grounds and went towards Oversley woods. We got a little lost a few times, but everyone was very friendly and happy to give us directions. Once we made it to the woods I took the opportunity to get some good photos and took quite a few that I was proud of. Our luck didn’t hold out with the weather though because the heavens opened and we all got very wet. we enjoyed our walk none the less though and ended our trip with a meal in a nearby pub to let the rain pass.
30/5/17 – We had a later start today because my grandparents already had a commitment in the morning, so I took the time to upload all my photos to my computer, read and get a bit creative. We set off after lunch and headed to Stratford-upon-Avon for the afternoon. The weather had cleared up a bit by this time – it wasn’t overly warm, but it would do. I have been to Stratford before, but I wanted to go back with my camera. I may not be a fan of Shakespeare’s writing, but I am a fan of his home town. The town is a very cosy one with a lot of old architecture for me to take photos of. There was also a Ferris wheel there and I got an amazing picture of that! We only spent a few hours there because we were still exhausted from the day before, but it was still a day well spent.
31/5/17 – This was the last day I had at my grandparents and my Granddad was busy for the day, so my Nanny and I spent the day crafting and talking. We took it easy and just chatted with some music in the background. It was a nice break from all the walking and I got to share all of my work with her, which I really enjoyed. We went to pick my Granddad up at about 4 and then proceeded to stop off at places on the way home for me to take photographs of. I even discovered that my family own a shoe company! We ended in Olney for pizza and pictures before heading home.
That was what I spent some of my half term doing. The rest of it included finishing homework and shopping with my friends, so I count that as quite a success even though the homework part wan’t overly fun! What did you guys do over half term?
Goodbye for now!
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