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.
Tonight at work has been different. I got to meet someone who works here. The guy is hilarious, but he’s way up there on his high horse, and I don’t really tend to care for these type of people, because they seem to think they are better than the rest of society.
He’s constantly bragging about money, and how much his daughter uses him as a bank. He also mentioned about going out on the lash, and that people over a certain age should be banned from clubs etc – this I would agree with, because women over a certain age tend to try and dress like their daughters then end up looking like run down slags, and the men tend to look like pervs, and then he goes on to say that he only goes to the expensive places, because there’s no poor people there. This guy’s attitude to others seems really disgusting, and I have no idea how the hell he’s survived in life.
On a brighter note about tonight at work I actually managed to do some work. I’ve really been trying hard to learn the system that we use to log jobs. Tonight has been filled with so many potholes you would not believe. The crew have not stopped once. They even managed to get their photo taken by Kent Police on a job we did on the M2 just after midnight filling in a pothole!
Despite the amount of work that was done tonight the evening has really dragged on. I’m here for a 12 hour shift, but it feels like it’s been the better part of 20 hours so far. Thankfully it’s now 5am, and I’m off home in an hour, but then I have to do this all over again tonight!
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