The route takes us up the road from our house, turning left by the rugby club, along a pathway that meanders through a housing estate, past the church and it's nature reserve and towards Hellesvean. In the summer we carry on through the fields and out onto the cliffs. I look forward to that, because it takes us past the most wonderful vegetable garden, and along a track surrounded by wild flower hedges festooned with bees and butterflies.
I love to have a surreptitious glance in gardens and windows. To see the plants on offer. To catch a glimpse of an ornament or piece of pottery. I am such a nosey parker! There are many old buildings, which were probably once tenant farm houses. There is The Witches House, the Old Rectory and the house with the immaculate lawn. There is Olly's favourite house whose garden is full of pink flamingo ornaments, and a dog that sometimes sits by the gate looking forlorn. There is my favourite, which has the most beautiful Camellia in bloom.
It's good to get out, even if it is only for a little while.