It’s getting to the stage now where N wants to be on the farm all the time at weekends.
I’m still pushing for him to have a day on the farm and a day out somewhere with me. But if he’s out and about on the farm early, I’ve not got much say in getting him back to come out where I’d planned. Roll on the shoot season, then we’ll have Saturdays after swimming to do our own thing because he’s not really big enough yet to go out with them.
One weekend he wanted to go out on the farm again, so I decided I’d just go for a walk myself. I finally got round to visiting Wroxton Abbey grounds not far from us.
Wroxon Abbey’s a Jacobean building, now owned by an American University. But they open the grounds to the public so you can go and walk in the gardens, and round the lake during daylight hours.
I headed there early on a Sunday morning, so for the hour I was there, I saw no-one else until I was on my way walking back.
There wasn’t much in the way of autumnal colours but it was still beautiful with the morning sunlight streaming through, and watching the ducks.
There are some beautiful areas to photograph, and I know N would have quite enjoyed the walk.
It’s great to have an uninterrupted walk. Dogs aren’t allowed, so you don’t have to worry about them appearing from nowhere, or wondering whether other dogs are on their leads etc.
It was a lovely walk and makes me think that I really should go out walking alone more often. I know we have the farm on the doorstep, but it’s just not the same – I find it boring walking around there on my own, but elsewhere there’s always something interesting to take a look at.
Have you found anywhere interesting near you to walk?