April 11th, 2008

Blue Red

Robin Hood countryside

Had a doctors appointment yesterday morning for a check up. I've stayed with the same GP's that I've had nearly all my life.  My doc's surgery is a ten min bus ride away down at the bottom of the hill.  Being the final suburb of the city the bus service is quite frequent. So saw the Doc, met my friend at the coffee shop a few doors away and then went across the road to the pub for some dinner. I really enjoyed catching up with my friend. She had to go to work at 1pm so I went for my bus and waited ages!

Eventually the little rural bus turned up. This is a little 20ish seater bus that runs about every 2 hours and does a big loop around the villages  It passes through Loxely before climbing the hill to High Bradfield dropping down sharply into Low Bradfield then back up the other side into Dungworth climbing higher into Stannington before finally going past my house on the way back to where it started near my docs. If you have plenty of time this is a lovely bus to catch. It takes me 50 mins to get home rather than 10 but it's such a beautiful ride.

As we passed through Loxley my mind thought back to my junior school local history lessons about Robin Hood.

I told you that I can sometimes take the beauty and the history of my area for granted and I can't believe I never mentioned how close I live to this village before!.

Heres an article about the villages I passed through.


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Also on the way home, as we passed through Dungworth, I saw my first lambs of the year. Yay!!! Some were leaping about and some were wagging their tails like mad as they were feeding. Awww!! so cute!!