I Went For A Walk

23 February 2016



Hello!

I went for a walk.


Wow, big deal. Four for you, Gail. You go, Gail! Yeah, I know. It was kinda a nice walk though. 

Basically I had been up for about 6 hours when the boiler fixers appeared (sidenote: we have hot water again -  YAAAS!) and once they left at 2pm I decided that I'd go for a walk. The sun was shining, but it was still pretty cold! I wore my 'Yoda one for me' tshirt, a pair of jeans and my light jacket and locked up the door.
I live near to a school, and near to a parking lot. And when its home time it gets really busy and loud outside and sometimes it really irritates me. This meant I could avoid that (YES!)

While I was walking I was reminded of the 'weather' song we used to sing at big group time to the nursery class:


"What is the weather today? What is the weather today? It's sunny and cold, sunny and cold, that is the weather today!" (underline is where you would change according to the weather. It's a catchy song.

Anyway.



I walked 10 minutes down the road and then decided that it might be a good idea to walk into the park because it would be quiet (and if it was deserted then I could go on the swings! I wasn't so I was mildly upset)

I'm the kind of person who likes to have some set routes in my mind before I go somewhere. So in this instance, I needed a route where I could walk down and then change direction to walk back on myself without it looking weird.

I snapped a couple of photos of the River Forth and of the Ochil hills and then made my turning into the park.



I chose to sit on a bench near to the football pitch (well, a football pitch. There are two in this park) and it had a really good view of the Ochils.

While I was sitting, I just kinda let my mind wander a little bit (even if I was listening to music).

I started to think about my life. For example, my town - Falkirk. I love Falkirk. But I used to hate it. I used to tell myself that there was nothing nice here, that it was such a terrible town but the truth is that Falkirk has a lot to offer. I mean, yeah we have the Kelpies. We have the Falkirk wheel. We also have Callendar House, and some amazing history. The Antonine Wall ran through here and you can go to rough castle fort which is now a big field with hills and the wall's ditch but it's usually pretty quiet and tranquil. It's my favourite place in the town.

Also, William Wallace was defeated here. Yeah, Falkirk's a pretty cute little town when you give it a chance. Even if I want to live elsewhere, like Glasgow or London, or even abroad, I think now, Falkirk will always hold something close in my heart. I do kinda wish I could live nearer in walking distance to the attractions though...


I was bare faced on this walk! Prepare yourself for some awful skin! (and a video to prove I don't always look grumpy)

I was really nervous people were staring at me and judging me. I just couldn't be bothered to put on make up when I was going outside for such a short period of time.

I enjoyed just watching all the people letting their pets run around, and I loved looking around and pausing my music to listen to the birds chirping. I do wish I'd worn something warmer though....

And at 3.15 I decided that the school traffic was probably gone by now so I started to walk home. And that was my walk!

When was the last time you went a wander, or do you now feel like taking one now while the sun is shining? I've been taking pictures like mad and posting them on my instagram: SherbetAurora

Until next time, be excellent to each other.