Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Monday 25th May 2015

Dave left us at 9.30. The rest of us took our time emerging from various degrees of slumber, though Pauline and I were awake from 7am.

We decided to stay reasonably close, given this was a Bank Holiday, so we headed down to Lyndhurst and the New Forest, which is at least 1000 years old.

Heathland is quite rare in Europe and the New Forest is the largest tract, and Lyndhurst is the main town. We spent some time exploring the museum and information centre and then dropped down to the Reptile Centre.

We walked a mile or so through the forest and took it all in. Then we stopped to look at the reptiles. Only six reptiles are native to Britain and they all live wild in the New Forest. We can find adders back home in Sutton Park but I haven't seen a slow worm for sixty years, but I did today.

adder

Asteraceae

Jess and Megan

I call these logs


Back at Tudor Cottage I asked what was for dinner. When Helen said risotto I said I felt safe there, so they could have the rum and cokes and I'd grate the Parmesan.

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, because if you like it today you can do it again tomorrow.