Tag: park

  • My park

    My park

    It’s that time of year when I never see the dark. It’s light when I go to sleep, light when I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, and light when I wake up. I have to put blackout fabric over the window in the bedroom but this has a […]

  • Pedal boats at Duthie Park

    The kids have been nagging me to take them on the pedal boats at Duthie Park for some time now. We finally did it this afternoon and it was really nice. The tiny bit of walking we did to get there and back was fraught with difficulty for Daniel who is engaged in an ongoing […]

  • Duthie Park and buying a house

    I took this photo of Duthie Park back in April this year just before all the buds on the trees opened up for spring: Today I went for a run through the park and took some more photos. Here’s how it looks now: I love watching the plants and trees change with the seasons. Duthie Park […]

  • Park Güell

    Park Güell

    I’ve had a headache for the past 24 hours which pain killers are not killing and so there was only one thing to do: go for a run. It sounds counter-intuitive but running often alleviates headache pain for me. So this afternoon I ran up to Park Güell, a lovely park with some architectural features […]

  • Gentle lighting

    A couple of people pointed out the gloomy colours in the Northern Scottish sky on my previous post. The sunlight is more subdued here and more gentle than the bright sunlight you get in Australia and New Zealand. I prefer this gentle lighting. I must have been a vampire in a previous life because I’ve never […]

  • Rowntree Park

    York’s Rowntree Park is an absolute gem. It is public green space which was gifted to the city of York by Rowntree (the chocolate company) in 1921 in memory of employees of the company who died during the war. It’s now a huge park with children’s playgrounds, bowling and putting green, skate park, tennis courts, […]

  • The Curse of Western Park

    After two days of what many would consider dangerous activities – snow tubing and ice skating – today we opted for the somewhat innocuous activity of a picnic in the park. It did not turn out that way at all. We went to Western Park, in Freeman’s Bay Auckland, where there is a playground for […]