Hello. How are you? It’s a murky day in Windsor with a bit of drizzle in the air all day. The good news is that the weather is actually a lot better than the original forecast of heavy rain all day. Most of the rain fell in the night. We grabbed the opportunity to visit Windsor Great Park as I figured not many people would be keen on this kind of day.. and I was right! We easily got a car parking space and had a pretty quiet walk with not many people, for Windsor standards.
The trees are still gorgeous. There are a lot of wise old oaks in the park. I love them all.
I have a little ritual that I stand up and balance on the round cream stone to the left in this picture below, one foot at a time, before we turn around and return on the walk! I’ve been doing this for years… strange but true.
David waited patiently while I took pictures this time, not like our first walk here after the first lockdown where we basically did the walk separately (post lockdown pressure!!!). The walk has a few hills. We found it quite exhausting this time walking back against the wind.
Apart from the lovely trees, interesting things we saw today:
1 Two colourful green woodpeckers on the grass which then flew off to a tree.
2 A couple of men sitting on a blanket having a jolly picnic in spite of the murky day. They raised a toast “Cheers” with little glasses as we walked by and I said “Cheers” back.
3 A film set in the distance. This may be the set for Bridgerton that’s been quite controversial and some locals are not very happy as the filming is scheduled to last for 5 years. But it might be something else, I’m not sure.
4 Red kites soaring in the wind and calling out.
5 Egyptian geese in the field.
6 One or two pheasants.
7 Big dark brown cows/?bulls in another field.
8 A skittish muntjac deer that looked a bit lost. It’s in the photo below by the fence, if you look closely.
7 Puddles. Including tree reflections.
Here’s some more greenery..
So that was our walk, and back home for tea and chocolate cupcakes, made by Emma’s pantry (via Ocado) not me.
On a completely different topic, I’ve decided to sell this wooden trunk box as although I still love it, it doesn’t fit in my white themed home office any more, and it’s just cluttering up the room. I have listed it for sale on our local nextdoor forum for £30. It’s also below if any of you would like to buy it? Collection only from Windsor. Dimensions are 50cm wide x 50 cm deep x 51 cm tall, in good condition.
Rum punch, white wine and takeaway (?? Japanese fusion from Ichiban) on the menu tonight.
Cheers! 🍹thanks for tuning in to The Waffle again! Xx