Yesterday the weather was very blustery so I decided on a village walkabout to blow away the cobwebs.
There are quite a few secret little walks around the village that aren't much used. So I started by walking through fields on the public footpath till I came to the kissing gate
then I passed a Chestnut tree full of green nuts that will eventually be used for playing 'Conkers'
I walked through the alleyway, past the ancient mud-built walls that have been attacked by miner bees who drill holes in the hardened mud to make their homes
I then walked through the churchyard full of ancient gravestones of former members of the village
past the Victorian lamp post
past fields that have been harvested and cleared
with all the straw bailed and stored for winter
then back home feeling clear-headed and invigorated