A walk in the park

I’m sorry I haven’t written anything here for a while. I haven’t had the inclination to write about the operation and hospital stay in any more detail than I already have done. I realised yesterday that I don’t really want to think about it too much at the moment – it still feels a bit too ‘near’, if that makes any sense (?) – and it will take quite a lot of thinking about before I can get my thoughts into a coherent blog post or two. I will write about it one day, just not quite yet.  

I can’t seem to write about anything else either, due to continuing tiredness and brain fuzziness, which is rather annoying as I now actually have the time to write if I only had the ability! Having said that, I’m feeling better as each day goes by and have noticed a definite reduction in achiness and improvement in energy levels this week.

Due to lack of ability to write anything much, this post is really just a collection of photographs I took on yesterday afternoon’s walk. I have to do three walks a day, increasing the length of each walk every week as a kind of physiotherapy to get my heart pumping well and improve my breathing. This is actually my favourite part of the recovery process (at the moment!). I’m fortunate enough to live opposite a park, in which there are plenty of interesting trees for me to look at. As you can probably tell, I like trees quite a lot. Anyway, here the pictures. Click on the image if you want to see a larger version. It’s the first time I’ve used the new WordPress image gallery thing, so I hope it works!

I think the wooden arches are supposed to be representative of the local cathedral*. I’m afraid I don’t know the names of any of the trees, I must look them up sometime. I took the picture of the bench because I thought it looked like it was on the edge of the world. You have to stand in the right place in a slight hollow in the ground to see it from this angle, if you move just a bit you can see that it’s actually in the middle of the park.

*Added later: Mr C says that the wooden arches are also supposed to represent ships, because the town has a long association with shipping and the Royal Navy.


Author: Lilian

Librarian who likes music, cataloguing, theology, gardening, crochet, ampersands, taking photos, baking & tea. Has CHD & pacemaker.

2 thoughts on “A walk in the park”

  1. Nice pictures! I’m glad you’re feeling better each day. Just take it easy, and take care of yourself. And don’t feel like you “must” blog about the operation. Write about whatever makes you happy! (Or annoys you, on occasion).

  2. I agree with Esther — we’ve got the idea and when or if you need to talk it through no doubt you will — or not as the case might be.
    On a personal note from me it’s the walks that are the good thing — managed nearly four miles on Monday! Actually that sounds like boasting but it was necessity — business event in a village with no direct bus service so got the bus to the nearest point and walked the rest. Fortunately a) it was a lovely afternoon not like this morning and b) I got a lift home right to my front door.

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