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.
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!