During the Summer we really made the most of the sunshine but we didn’t really make the most of our local area and we vowed that regardless of the weather and the time, we would make time to discover what was on our doorstep.
Over a year ago we visited Newstead Abbey for an emergency services day and although it was a fantastic day it was so so busy .. in fact it was so busy we barely glanced round the grounds. Since then we had planned to return but hadn’t so with Ollie off work and the drizzle finally letting up we headed off on an adventure.
With rain coats and wellies and a mini picnic for good measure we headed off from the car park to the long-awaited grounds of the abbey to be confronted by this beauty! … standing on guard across the path this peacock was not in any hurry at all to let us past and it seemed totally indifferent to us.
I don’t think we had ever been so close to one before or if we are ever likely to be again, however it was stunning to look at.
When we left that morning we didn’t expect to manage to get much exploring done, however we fitted in 3 different gardens and then decided to take a break in a waterfall … as you do!
Since the rain had been torrential we had decided on leaving our planned picnic at home, however there is always time for a mini picnic and today was no different .. we took snacks and the Vita Coco drinks we had planned for our picnic … even if our picnic was somewhat odd we had the most amazing morning.
We really are going to have to make more of an effort to visit more of what is on our doorstep!
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