I’m half and half. I love the countryside (I grew up in the sticks), but since moving to London three years ago, I can’t imagine calling anywhere else “home”…
That said, every now and then, when I’m in London, I get the itch for a bit of fresh air, some nice green space and to take a breather from the sound of constant public transport…
Bishops Park is a hop, skip and a bus ride away from me. I took the opportunity to work from home, and by happy coincidence one of my blogger besties was also free, so I met Hels and the adorable Dougie, for a stroll round and a nice chat.
We jumped in leaves, went duck spotting, and strolled around the park until finally it was time to head to the cafe and get a hot chocolate before my lunch hour was out.
Bishops Park have very good play park facilities (well, I think Dougie thought so anyway!), and the cafe is sweet (although seating is limited and weekends it tends to get a bit overwhelmed).
Word to the wise – they take cash only, too, so don’t forget some (new!) pound coins for ice cream 🙂
I positively love this time of year; clear blue sky days, leaves to jump in and crunch, and the perfect excuse to get out the house and get a hot chocolate. And eat a donut too (thank YOU Hels!) – diet? Nah, not in Winter!
The hour whizzed by far too quickly, I could have happily hung out with Hels and Dougie all day, but sadly work beckoned, so we parted ways and I crunched my way back to the bus stop happily basking in Autumn sun!
Do you love Autumn? Where are your favourite places that don’t feel like London?