If you go down to the woods today…

I’ve found it tricky to get myself in blog mode this week. I got lots of posts scheduled for the start of the week and planned to get some more done this weekend. I find that mood really affects what I do and a low mood has meant writers block!

I knew I needed to get out and get some fresh air and sunshine and was inspired by Ros over at dreamdays to get myself out to Hartsholme Park. It is a 2 min walk away from my house with a beautiful lake in the centre and several trails you can take so it is the perfect place for a stroll. We don’t go often enough but seeing the pics Ros took reminded me we needed to go more!

I walked around the lake and it gave me some time just breath in the fresh air and think. There is something about being out in the sunshine that makes you feel brighter.

I took the opportunity to take some pictures. The light was great to get some colour in the shots. I also have some new lenses for my iPhone camera that are supposed to add curvature to the picture and magnify the image. They were v.cheap and although they are not great I enjoyed playing with them. It got a little frustrating after a while to get the lense placed properly so it left some pictures with a blur but while I can’t afford a proper camera these will do! I do have this on my wish list now though 📷










I enjoyed walking on my own while the hubby was at work and, although I don’t make resolutions, I do want to get out to the park more this year.

Do you have a favourite place to walk to clear your head? Or is getting out and active part of your new year, new you campaign? I’d really like to connect with more bloggers this year and appreciate reading others thoughts and ideas, so as always you know where to leave a comment 😊


  1. January 11, 2015 / 9:54 am

    That light is so stunning. We should meet up when im back at Easter, as you must live so close to my parents.

    • January 11, 2015 / 10:02 am

      I was thinking the same Ros, part of starting blog was about conbecting with people and we live so close to each other when you are home! 😊 I love the colour – the light makes the blue and green look really beautiful in some of the shots.

      • January 11, 2015 / 10:05 am

        Great. Ill be back from Easter weekend for 2 weeks if youre around. It has been really nice catching up with you like this and seeing what youre upto.

        • January 11, 2015 / 10:09 am

          Same here. We are planning on going away for a few days to see Stews family on Belfast but no firm plans yet. Once Stew gas booked his time off work We can plan round that 😊

          • January 11, 2015 / 10:10 am

            Looking forward to it 😊

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