There are times when rain enhances a walk, droplets diamond like on leaves. Rain and grey skies, far from being dull create a lush green back drop and flowers shine jewel bright. As much as I love how sunshine perks everything and everyone, walking in the rain offers a different perspective and a different perspective is always good.
Rain is reviving for plants and for souls, it restores balance, washes away cares. Rain freshens the air, invigorates, renews. Add Dyrham Park. Which being a National Trust Property has a wonderful cafe, offering respite from the damp. Warming tea and hearty slices of cake.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” Alfred Wainwright.
As a family, we’ve been to 50 things to before you’re 11 3/4. Our boys found their own entertainment exploring the gardens, attempted to round-up deer and trying to tempt the resident swan to their side of the pond (failing on both counts).before in good weather, that time we flew kites. On this visit, with Chris and her son, Dyrham had a #50 things event,
I forget how good it is to walk in the drizzle, it was an unexpectedly perfect day.
After a walk in the rain, it is obligatory to end the day with a hot bath. My small boy sat on the floor delivering a monologue on Lego Ninjago is an option less enhancing to relaxation but it was half term and I was happy to compromise.
How was your half term?