I don’t work Fridays, but most of my friends do
Recently this has lead to pottering around the house, messing around on the internet and drinking copious cups of tea
Which is fine for a few hours, but extended to the whole day it feels like a bit of a waste
So in an attempt to break the habit, this (late) morning I decided to walk to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden
The gardens are just 30 minutes from where I live, yet I never visited before
With a HUGE breakfast inside me and camera in hand I set off on the walk, playing a game of ‘if I had the money which of these huge houses would I buy’ along the way (does anyone else do that?)
Arriving at the Botanic Gardens I was happy to see their annual sculpture show – which Bridget from Thinking of the Days had been enthusing about – was still on (and is until 28th October!)
This year’s exhibition is entitled ‘interesting times’ and is made up from 29 eclectic pieces, spread across the grounds
Out of all the sculptures I saw, I think Sean Henry’s were my favourite – if only because they were so surprising (despite having seen them in the garden exhibition guide!)
In fact, at first I thought Walking Man WAS a walking man (albeit a particularly tall one) and did a double-take when I first spotted it…
Clearly not a real man on closer inspection
All in all a lovely place to spend an hour or two on a fresh autumn day – and completely free!
Here’s a few more highlights from my walk – I was particularly excited to come across the funghi…
Discovered any great local-to-you spots recently? What suggestions do you for targeting lazy procrastination?