For a blog called London Loafing, I haven’t been loafing about in London much recently. I have plans to rectify this, but you’ll have to put up with my gallivants round the country in the meantime. This weekend, we visited the in laws in Nottinghamshire.
On the Saturday they got to spend some time with their eldest grandson, and Michael and I had a mooch round Nottingham - a city which has some amazing vintage shops and the Sue Ryder in the town centre is one of the best charity shops I’ve been to. We also went to see a film – 12 Years a Slave – phew, it was powerful and harrowing, but I would highly recommend it.
We woke on Sunday to find the ground covered in a thick layer of frost. Oh how pretty it makes everything. We enjoyed a beautiful stroll around the grounds of Clumber Park. Once a residency for one of the rich landowners of the area, who made their money by exploiting the poor and digging for coal, Clumber Park is now run by the National Trust for everyone to enjoy. And enjoy it we did. On days like these I could almost imagine living in the countryside (almost).