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Ramblings about life . . .

What I share about my life is simply to help reinforce the understanding that it is possible to live with love and laughter, in between the tough times.

Life is what we make of it, no matter how harrowing. We accept and embody this with-in ourselves, thereby allowing the energy to manifest outwardly in our reality.

It starts with each one of us as an individual to form the collective consciousness.

Be the dream.

We honour the light and the life within you.

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Monday, 20 July 2015

The long walk

Greg and I walk a lot. We love walking through nature, cities, towns, around parks - anywhere.

On average we walk about 7-10 miles every time we go out. Keeps us fit and in touch with nature and the historical heritage that is the UK...or wherever we are in the world.

Yesterday, being the intrepid explorers (lol) that we are, we decided to walk from our home town, East Grinstead, to Hartfield, the home of Pooh Bridge and Winnie the Pooh.

According to the map it is a 7 mile walk.

I was a bit dubious about walking 14 miles in one day, but not being one to turn my nose up at a challenge I went along with it, although I'd have preferred to catch a bus back.

It was a beautiful summer's day and lovely walking along the treelined path dappled with sunlight, wheatfields, cattle and sheep on either side. As it is a very popular walk, there were many people using it, both cyclists and walkers.

We strolled along planning to stop and have lunch in Hartfield.

We saw butterflies

a deer in amongst the wheat

and meadows of flowers

After lunch we sat and watched "cricket on the green" before heading back along the path home.

There are bridleways and footpaths everywhere in the British countryside and everyone has right of access. You can walk through a farmer's fields if there is a stile giving access - as long as you act responsibly, walk around the perimeter of the fields when they are growing crops, or if walking through sheep/cattle, you make sure your dog is on a lead and don't disturb or interfere in any way with them. There are always signs up advising you where you can or can't go.

Public Rights of Way

Greg walking across field to get to farm shop

Bridge across the stream

Warning on stile before entering field

Anyhoo, we stopped off at a farm cafe on the outskirts of Forest Row for a rest and refreshments.

unusual beehive

13.5 miles I was okay, it was the last 1/2 a mile that floored me, while hubby bounced along like he'd just started.

And then Greg came across his favourite animal...

Mum having a good ole wallow in the mud grunting with happiness
While the other mother babysat

All in all a pleasant day.

I was completely knackered by the time we got home.