Our house is just off to the right of this view looking up the public footpath that runs beside the little stream which gives it's name to the Streamside Walk. The stream is down to the left behind the nettles and cowparsley. It's hard to believe that there are hundreds of houses in close proximity and as the leaves on the trees begin to thicken that illusion becomes stronger. As the weather warms up, the local children love to play in the stream which is very shallow so quite safe. They are usually hidden by all the greenery but lots of laughter, squeals and splashing can often be heard.
It has been glorious today and it made my daily walk all the more pleasant. I have been busy catching up on some much needed springcleaning as I am expecting visitors on Wednesday and need to pace myself so as not to be worn out by the time they arrive. I strained a muscle in my left leg back in January and it has made walking very uncomfortable. Regular visits to the chiropractor are helping but recovery is infuriatingly slow, however the daily walks are beginning to make a difference at last. I had become so lethargic and unfit that everything required so much effort, hence the need to pace myself. There is nothing like the impending arrival of visitors to spur one into action!
I hope they don't want to walk round the garden - there are some magnificent weeds out there which I shall probably not have the time or energy to remove before they get here. I've done a bit of weeding and tidying and my husband makes a lovely job of the lawns and keeps the shrubs in trim, but doesn't know a weed from something precious and always manages to flatten one plant while attending to another.
I do hope this lovely weather continues for the rest of the Bank Holiday especially as our youngest daughter and her husband are camping at Caldicott Castle near Chepstow. They are taking part in Fortress Wales, a re-enactment event this weekend. Hope you all have a lovely weekend too.