Tourist in My New Town

This morning the sun was shining, Peter was off to watch rugby with a friend, and I had the place to myself. After the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks, I decided on a relaxing day — doing exactly what I wanted, when I wanted and not worrying about anything.

I started by lingering in bed, reading magazines, and snuggling with Lola, my kitty. After a pancake breakfast, I set off on foot to get some errands done and explore our local area.

Hersham Village is less than a 10 minute walk from our house and has a good selection of local shops and restaurants. Since our dryer is broken, my first stop was the launderette (laundry mat) in Hersham to get some washing done.

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Clothes in the washing machine, I popped across the street for some stamps at the local post office and then ambled down to the village green.

Right near the village green is a World War I memorial park honoring the men from Hersham who died in the war.

Beyond the village center, I saw signs for the ‘Hersham Riverside’ and had to investigate. Within a few minutes, I’d arrived at this open area.

England has been plagued by tons of rain lately, leading to flooding across the country. I imagine this area was also affected so it’s hard to see what it looks like normally. From what I could tell, it seems like there are a few paths that run next to the river and benches along the way.

The ground was too muddy to explore further so I went back to the village center and got my nails done at the local salon. Then it was time to pick up my clothes and head home. Along the way, I grabbed lunch at an adorable restaurant ‘Hello Sushi’ on the corner. Definitely going back there, it was delicious!

My errands turned into a great way to spend the day. I love our new house and how convenient it is to everything!

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