For the first time in nineteen years, hubby and I are finding ourselves with a modicum of freedom as our babies increasingly organise their own social lives (having said that, we did get a phone call an hour into our evening to see where we were!!! One of them had popped home for tea before dashing out again. We told her to drive up to the pub to join us, but she declined.). So with hubby not finishing work until 6pm, and me not having his tea on the table when he walked in (due to me sorting out my new sewing room!!! great excitement!!!), I suggested an evening stroll across the fields, to the pub. No complaints from hubby. So off we set.
We are lucky that we can walk out of our road, turn the corner, and be on a path across the fields. It was a gorgeous evening, brilliant light, lovely and warm, very still.
I wanted to record it so that when I look back over my year, I can remember what a lovely evening we had.
We talked about our work day, the kids, our ideas and thoughts. We both talked and listened - without any interruptions - a luxury. Hubby says that since I stop and take photos every 10 steps, he too now sees the beauty in where we live.
At the top of the field is the village of Wentworth.
Wentworth has a lovely clump of houses called Paradise Square.
Our destination was the Rockingham Arms - which was heaving!! A rarity in this day and age in Britain - so many pubs in our area have been pulled down because they are unused.
Tonight at the Rockingham Arms, they appear to have a mass Crown Green Bowling Event and Morris Dancers. Its a lovely pub with an Orchard to sit out in, and a barn where they have a folk club, bands etc The food too was really nice - always a treat when someone else cooks me a meal, but often a disappointment when we eat out as home cooking is often better - but not on this occasion, and very affordable too ( or is it that we are used to paying for 4?).
It was getting late, and fortunately, it is almost all down hill going home. We did once roll back down this hill when we first moved here - before we had kids and we were young!!!
We always make the most of a half decent sunset.
If hubby told me once, he told me a hundred times that he had a great evening. We plan to do it again - very soon.