The children have never tired of going and we always go through the 'Enchanted Wood' - it might not be called that really but it's what we call it. The path down goes past a totem pole and I took a couple of pictures as I am now officially in 'nostalgia' mode and we might not go there again...(well, we will but I might forget my camera next time!).. so here is my selection from today:
There is some little delight at every corner in this part of the park - a cobbled pathway, weird and wonderful bridges and this 'derelict' house - and then a rather spooky tree house ....
The park was full of rhododendrons in pinks and purples and the sound of Canada geese and whilst the weather was warm when the sun shone, the sky was full of enormous cumulus nimbus clouds that threatened rain at any moment.
A very Yorkshire sort of day to my mind.
And yes, when we came home, FR made a wonderful fire in the makeshift brick-built barbecue and cooked us some fantastic lamb kebabs which we ate with tomato and mozzarella salad, homemade tzatziki and 'patatas fritas' (which is the Spanish way of saying chips, but I always think it sounds better...) followed by strawberries and cream.
And I have to show you the barbecue (even though it's from a previous day when we had chicken!)
That too tasted delicious and even the smoke smelt gorgeous and woody - so much better than the artificial smell that seems to come from neighbouring gardens, though I have to admit that there was rather a LOT of smoke from ours today!