I went to my first football match ever today. It was amazing! The atmosphere was so intense. I took Ryan and my step dad as their birthday present.
I was quite surprised that I enjoyed myself, as I’m not a football fan whatsoever, so I was expecting to hate it. After experiencing a proper football match I think I will definitely have to go again at some point.
I’ve not long been back from seeing the kids in Winchester. Taking Ryan to Farley mount made me want to get out and explore Kent some more, so I took today as an opportunity to get out and about.
After some searching on Google Maps, I found a little place in Tonbridge called Dene Park, which is part of the Forestry Commission’s country parks. You can see below where it is.
Getting there took a little while. It’s approximately a 40 minute drive from home. I mentioned to my sister that I was going out and exploring, so asked her if she wanted to come. She jumped at the chance. We arrived just before 4pm and started to explore the area.
The wooded area is quite small compared to some of the places I have been with the kids and their mother in the past, but we managed to stumble upon another trail which took us around the edge of a farm.
I didn’t get too many photos while we were there. Only of my sister and niece, but as usual my sister wouldn’t let me upload the ones of her.
I decided to go and see the kids for my birthday weekend. I ended up staying for a couple of nights while I was there. The first night was in the car at the Intech Science Centre car park. It was a lovely night. It was really relaxing, away from everything and everyone, but then I woke to this;
A flat tyre! It turned out that I must had run over a screw on the way to the car park where I was parking up for the night
First time changing a tyre and it went well!
This stupid ass space saver tyre caused me to take over 3 and a half hours to get back home from Winchester!
Every day I have been passing a place on the way to work called White Horse Wood Country Park. This morning I finally packed my wellies and jeans and decided to go exploring when I finished work.
I got there just after sun rise. It was rather chilly, but luckily I packed my coat and extra socks with my wellies. The majority of my time was spent just looking around. Seeing what was where and what might be cool to come and see again in the future with a focus on taking photos.
Sadly White horse has a display and pay parking system in place, but it is not active before 8am and I think after 6pm! Which was perfect for me as I had finished work at 6am this morning!
There was a little area where a castle used to stand. Now its just a mound with some broken down old walls.I got up the mound fine. Coming down was another thing!
This is the offending hill.
And this is what happened to me!
Thankfully that’s only mud! Not that it mattered! I still had to be able to handle my phone, my camera and my fags with a muddy hand! Oh well!
Before I left I made sure I got a panorama of the area as it’s so beautiful.
Click the photo for the full effect!
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