Hello From Steps Bridge

I hope you’re all well and happy and continuing to cope with these strange times.

Apart from the attack of the small flying creatures leaving 21 bites each of which have been swollen for five days now, I’m fine.

Does anyone else have horrid reactions to stings and bites? I really hope not, especially as none of the things to be rubbed on have any affect at all.

Never mind, I have nothing else to moan about 🙂

I’m happily retired from 11 years in the NHS.

Oh and I have no idea how to create a post now that things have changed so much here at wordpress.

Bye for now.

Fingle woods for Sue

Chatting to Sue a few days ago, we uncovered a place from her childhood and I said I had been there in the summer, many, many times in fact.

So these pics are for you Sue, sorry there isn’t one of the bridge.

Fingle Bridge is between Drewsteignton and Chagford in the Dartmoor National Park.

There’s lovely circular walk, with some rather steep parts calling at Castle Drogo, the last Castle built in England. You might prefer to paddle in summer, then have lunch at the Fingle Bridge Inn.

Serenity

Serenity, peacefulness, tranquility, what a lovely way to be. But so many of us live our lives in a very different state and that includes me recently.

Luckily through my workplace I have been able to take a mindfulness course for the last few weeks and I leave each session totally relaxed.

How are YOU feeling today, why not take some time out for yourself?

Serenity is Tina’s Lens Artist Challenge theme this week and I felt totally serene in the meadow on Sunday.

Small things in the valley park

My favourite place to walk in the city is Ludwell Valley Park, I’ve posted a few times about it. The management of Exeter’s six valley parks has recently been taken over by Devon Wildlife Trust, ensuring the continued opportunities for walking and enjoying nature.

There’s an abundance of plant life, something to see all year round and stunning views.

Last week I decided to focus on the small things, some of which tend to be overlooked.

Here’s a slideshow.

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The parks circle the city with beautiful wildlife corridors, free for all to enjoy, does your town or city have similar?